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“Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me…”
Isaiah 30:1-3

Oh, how sad it is when the “woe” of the rebellious has to be pronounced by the Lord on His own children. It is seen in their counsellors. “They take counsel, but not of Me.” Worldly wisdom is preferred to heavenly. It is seen in their covering, “They cover with a covering, but not of My Spirit.” They clothe themselves with pride, and fleshly energy, instead of the power of the Holy Spirit. It is seen in their walk. “That walk to go down into Egypt.” Their faces are toward the world, and their desire is to get into its ways. It is seen in their motives. “To strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt.” They seek worldly strength, and worldly protection to advance their cause. The heart that is in rebellion against God, and His Christ is certain to seek the help of the ungodly.

The result is “Shame.” “Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame.” The strength of Pharaoh may do for a Pharaoh, but it will be your shame as a professed child of God. The strength of Pharaoh lay in the arm of flesh, and there is a curse upon the man “that maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.” (Jer. 17:5) Trust in the shadow of Egypt will be your confession (v:3). Nothing but shame and confusion will come upon the church of God, if, for the sake of popularity and prestige, she allies with the godless force of today.   –James Smith

 

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