Friday, November 26, 2010

Day 166


Using Sarcasm

"Listen to this, house of Jacob- those who are called by the name Israel and have descended from Judah, who swear by the name of the LORD and declare the God of Israel, [but] not in truth or righteousness. For they are named after the Holy City, and lean on the God of Israel; His name is Yahweh of Hosts."
Isaiah 48:1-2 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

Sarcasm is one method that Yahweh will use to attempt to make a point to dull minds. If one doesn't realize that the inspired text will include points made with strong sarcasm then the point of the biblical text will be totally missed... and often the opposite of the true meaning will be seen.

This in Isaiah 48 is one such case. Read the text with an inflection of dripping sarcasm on the part of Yahweh as He derides the Hebrews for their pomp and noble attitudes based on nothing more than their assumed privileged birthright. Hear his disdain for their self-serving arrogance. Then... consider that they would have the audacity to use The Name in their self-service.

This is taking God's Name in vain.... and Yahweh will not tolerate such... not then... not now.

This is in The Name.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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