The prophet Isaiah was another critic and idealist, and was so popular among the elite in his time that rumor has it that he met death by being “sawn asunder.”

Chapter 1, verse 23 I think has much applicability to politics of our day:

“Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts and followeth after rewards; they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.”

(Judge not in this chapter seems to mean not giving equity before the law).

Does this describe our current and past Congress? Unfortunately it describes the weak nature of almost all men who have a little authority.

Stay tuned for more philosophical and political idealism from Isaiah.

3 Replies to “Isaiah”

  1. Chapter 4 verse 7 gives a contextual definition of judgment: “and he (the LORD) looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry (a riotous outcry)”

    So judgment in the Book of Isaiah seems to mean the opposite of oppression, or judging righteously, correctly, with application of all the facts and all the mitigating circumstances.

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