Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Pride Goes Before a AHHHH!

I really wanted to share some of the good stuff I've been reading in Isaiah, so I'll type out my notes on Isaiah 3.

Just as a sidenote, I learned yesterday that there have been a total of three "Barbie for President" dolls made. Can you say brainwashing?

verse 1: their supplies are removed by God.
verses 2-12: lack of wise leadership. I think it's interesting to see that women ruling (v. 12) equals bad leadership. God wants men to rule, obviously. And yet (in our nation especially), we grasp for our rights, as Pastor Zimmer has been saying. We want not only equal rights, but unbalanced-in-our-favor rights. We grasp and claw our way to the top of the heap. We don't want men ruling our country anymore. "It's time for a woman in office!" is the general rally cry. "After all," we (un)reason, "men have no more rights than women do," when all we really mean is that men should have no rights at all. What next--children ruling? (see vv. 4 & 12) With bad leadership and unjust rule comes anarchy, as Pastor Zimmer has been preaching. (vv. 8-9)
verses 13-15: Nobody is judging righteously, so here comes God Himself to judge (v. 13). He states the case (vv. 14-15).
vv. 16-26: The results of pride and vanity. It's so fitting for these vain creatures to become bald and ugly. This pride is to be guarded against! When you boil down sin to its root, it is always pride. So interesting. And it completely overtakes you--eventually, you can't even hide it anymore! (vv.9 & 16) It becomes all-encompassing, and next thing you know, your god of self is being crushed by the true God you've rejected.


  • At 3/01/2006 10:39 PM, Blogger Shani said…

    Way to go on your consistent digging-in-the-Word, Gracegirl! I feel so thankful for this "kick-in-the-pants" (we love you, Miss Martin:)) post; I was just thinking today, "Can a woman be president? Isn't that kind of like having a female pastor, though?". Always nice to have some help in moving a thought process into the right direction!

    I like the term "unreasoning". It reminds me very much of the authors whose transcendental optimistic/pessimistic views we have been reading in American Literature! It's the worst when they just about have something doctrinal but in their pride completely twist it around or mess a key part up.
    "Sure eternity is possible..."
    "...because man is inherently good!"
    I'm sorry - you probably don't get what I'm talking about, even if you WERE in that class, but I had to get it out!:D I can't wait to see you and everyone next Wednesday.

    Thanks again,


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