January 06, 2017
The Lackluster Spiritual Climate
Isaiah 28:9-11 (KJB) Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
Isaiah measured the spiritual condition about him. He observed many were drawing on spiritual milk rather than maturing with the meat of God. Others were no longer even desiring to feast on milk but rather turned aside drawing no spiritual nourishment from God.
Isaiah understood that the truths of God were built layer upon layer with the “spiritual icing” made rich with glorious promises of God. All the layers are necessary to spiritually grow and bloom. There is a need for both immature and seasoned people serving God. The simple truths are spoon fed to the spiritually young at heart while the deeper knowledge is for those more mature in the faith.
Truths are built upon truth much like young children learning the basics in elementary school and moving on to deeper subjects.
Upon surveying the spiritual climate about him Isaiah paused for a deep sigh, knowing that many people had turned their attention away from things of God backsliding into carnality as others never had any interest in coming to personally know about God.
Isaiah knew that the day of judgment for the Jewish people was not too far in the future and somebody had to step up to speak about the truth of God.
We live in a different dispensation today but the lackluster spiritual climate is similar in nature.
Many have chosen to turn their backs on God.
Others are living in deep and dark opposition to things of God.
Judgment lies just around the corner for all mankind.
The prophet Isaiah stepped up in obedience to God to prophesy about the impending judgment of God. He witnessed and warned despite lack of interest and opposing climate of all things spiritual about him.