"That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Isaiah 24

I am not meaning this to be a doom and gloom post by posting this chapter.  But, I am sick to death of the fact that people around me are so focused on the temporal things of this earth.  People don't understand that we don't have much time left on this earth.  So many things don't matter.  My focus is on obeying the Lord, seeking Him, readying myself for His return, and making darn sure that spiritual matters are the number one focus of what my children are learning.  Academics will not matter someday (YES, I teach academics, but unlike many they are NOT my primary focus), soccer games will disappear, careers will be over.  MAKE SURE YOU ARE OBEYING GOD'S WORD!

Isaiah 24:

Behold, the Lord makes the earth empty and makes it waste,
Distorts its surface
And scatters abroad its inhabitants.
2 And it shall be:
As with the people, so with the priest;
As with the servant, so with his master;
As with the maid, so with her mistress;
As with the buyer, so with the seller;
As with the lender, so with the borrower;
As with the creditor, so with the debtor.
3 The land shall be entirely emptied and utterly plundered,
For the Lord has spoken this word.
4 The earth mourns and fades away,
The world languishes and fades away;
The haughty people of the earth languish.
5 The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants,
Because they have transgressed the laws,
Changed the ordinance,
Broken the everlasting covenant.
6 Therefore the curse has devoured the earth,
And those who dwell in it are desolate.
Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned,
And few men are left.
7 The new wine fails, the vine languishes,
All the merry-hearted sigh.
8 The mirth of the tambourine ceases,
The noise of the jubilant ends,
The joy of the harp ceases.
9 They shall not drink wine with a song;
Strong drink is bitter to those who drink it.
10 The city of confusion is broken down;
Every house is shut up, so that none may go in.
11 There is a cry for wine in the streets,
All joy is darkened,
The mirth of the land is gone.
12 In the city desolation is left,
And the gate is stricken with destruction.
13 When it shall be thus in the midst of the land among the people,
It shall be like the shaking of an olive tree,
Like the gleaning of grapes when the vintage is done.
14 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing;
For the majesty of the Lord
They shall cry aloud from the sea.
15 Therefore glorify the Lord in the dawning light,
The name of the Lord God of Israel in the coastlands of the sea.
16 From the ends of the earth we have heard songs:
“Glory to the righteous!”
But I said, “I am ruined, ruined!
Woe to me!
The treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously,
Indeed, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.”
17 Fear and the pit and the snare
Are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth.
18 And it shall be
That he who flees from the noise of the fear
Shall fall into the pit,
And he who comes up from the midst of the pit
Shall be caught in the snare;
For the windows from on high are open,
And the foundations of the earth are shaken.
19 The earth is violently broken,
The earth is split open,
The earth is shaken exceedingly.
20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard,
And shall totter like a hut;
Its transgression shall be heavy upon it,
And it will fall, and not rise again.
21 It shall come to pass in that day
That the Lord will punish on high the host of exalted ones,
And on the earth the kings of the earth.
22 They will be gathered together,
As prisoners are gathered in the pit,
And will be shut up in the prison;
After many days they will be punished.
23 Then the moon will be disgraced
And the sun ashamed;
For the Lord of hosts will reign
On Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
And before His elders, gloriously.


  1. Amen!

    Unfortunately, I have found more homeschoolers who are SO wrapped up in academic achievement, that really makes their family and ours have little in common. I always say that even if our children were home with us, and the ONLY book we ever opened was the Bible, they'd be better off than a parochial school education..even a "Christian" one.

    We are not grooming our daughters to go off to college..to cast them into a world that sets them up for a career away from home..and our sons..goodness..it makes me feel that today parents would actually be disappointed in their children, and consider them "losers" if they do not go to college.

    College isn't even what it used to be about..rarely does anyone come out of college without tremendous debt yet they do have a difficult time finding a job to sustain it all. What a false security! If our boys wish to go to college, then that is wonderful, but we will not be disappointed if they do something else to become prepared to be Christian men and husbands.

    Our worth should not be placed on anything here on the Earth..the temporal...

    It seems, sadly, that even among most Christians, achievement, entertainment and debt is still paramount in life.

    I love this post, and it's right on the "money"!

    1. Andrea--thank you! I'm sure I don't know anyone else who thinks like I do about this-especially about college! I have family members who just don't understand that I am focusing on spiritual, and that college isn't a big deal to me. Why do they always focus on asking, "what is Andrew going to do after he graduates", and no one ever asks, "how is Andrew's walk with the Lord?" I just think so much differently than people around me!

  2. I'm new to your blog! its so uplifting! Blessings to you!