Isaiah 28 Isaiah is challenging his readers to see the true source of God’s way. He exposes the folly of the leaders of the false teacher. Therefore God would allow them to fail but save a remnant to lead His faithful people. God would become “a beautiful crown and a splendid diadem for the remnant of his people.” [Is 28:5]
Why does God allow us to fail? He does it so we may recognize that we are only hearing meaningless gibberish, much like our sing-song childhood of “ring around the rosies.” We need the meat of the Word, but our hearts are hard, and we often refuse to listen. They told Isaiah not to “relate messages of what is right but tell us nice things.” [Is 30:10] They wanted to hear you are ok, or as many say, there is god in every religion! The enemy knows we are sinners in need of salvation, so he blinds us to the truth. [2Cor 4:4] He knows that if we see it and our hearts are open, we will see Jesus, the only way, the only truth, the only life. [Jn 14:6]. Isaiah’s words seemed too simple, and like many today, they fail to see and hear the simple message of the gospel that brings us to the foot of the cross, where we see our need for cleansing our sin.
Come and hear the simple message of the gospel: you are cleansed not by works but by faith. [Eph 2:8]