Meditation on Isaiah 30
Go now, write it on a tablet for them,
inscribe it on a scroll,
that for the days to come
it may be an everlasting witness.
9 For these are rebellious people, deceitful children,
children unwilling to listen to the Lord’s instruction.
10 They say to the seers,
“See no more visions!”
and to the prophets,
“Give us no more visions of what is right!
Tell us pleasant things,
11 Leave this way,
get off this path,
and stop confronting us
with the Holy One of Israel!”
This passage is as much a reflection upon our modern age, as on the generation to which it was preached, in Old Testament times. "Nothing changes" and particularly not human nature.
The first thing that the prophet Isaiah wants to do is to make a record of the attitude of his generation, for posterity, and as a witness against them, even held for all eternity.
What we do in our life on earth is recorded for all time. As they say in police interviews "anything you say may be used as evidence against you".
Here is the crime this generation will be on trial for. It is for being unwilling to listen to the law of God, or what we might call "The Ten Commandments" and the teaching of Christ and His Apostles. It is for treating His Word with contempt. There is a price to pay by those in rebellion in rejecting their contemporaries who are seeking to share the things of God with them. To them they say,
"Give us no more visions of God!"
"Give us no more sermons on what the Bible teaches about what is right. Instead pander to our decadence and indulge and bless our pleasures. Tell us pleasant tales about the easy way to Heaven which does not cost us anything. Give us only illusions".
"Finally, get out of our way, get off the internet! Do not set up associations or prayer groups or widely read websites about God and His Truth".
"We cannot stand God or his harsh way of holiness!"