Today we read what God has spoken through prophet Isaiah from the book of Isaiah chapter 28.
The subject matters include: substance dependence and abuse; education; parenting; construction and building; and farming.
1. The pitfall of alcoholic substance abuse in the leadership: pride, boastfulness and presumption; incapability to listen to good advice from God; incompetence in their judgment and performance of official duties; buying into lies and deceptions about security; making the wrong allies.
Results: injured, trappped, captured, stumbled, fall,destruction.
2. Education: God teaches patience and persistence in being a good teacher. When the adult ‘students’ repeatedly refuse to listen and understand and obey, teach the younger generation, even the toddlers if all others fail. The same for good parenting. Start with the babies in their vocabularies. Actually God’s education system is restful and relaxed. Simple and easy like teaching the beginners.
3. Good building and construction: God starts with solid foundation, building with alignment to His plumbline to withstand the repeating storms of test in exam time.
4. Key success factor for farmers: do the right thing at the right time with the right tool. Be discerning and wise. Listening and learning.
Read the whole chapter for Bible verses. ——–
Here are some excerpts:
29 The Lord of Heaven’ Armies is a wonderful teacher, and He gives the farmer great wisdom.
26 The farmer knows just what to do, for God has given him understanding.
23 Listen to me; listen, and pay close attention.
10 He tells us everything over and over-one line at a time, one line at a time, a little here, and a little there!
verses about the “drunk ” leadership:
1 what sorrow awaits the proud city. .The glorious crown of the drunks. .
3..will be trampled beneath its enemies’ feet.
7 Now, however, Israel is led by drunks who reel with wine and stagger with alcohol. The priests and prophets stagger with alcohol and lose themselves in wine.
13..so they will stumble and fall. They will be injured, trappped, and captured.
18..When the terrible enemy sweeps through, you will be trampled into the ground.
19 Again and again that flood will come, morning after morning, day and night, until you are carried away.