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A Refuge of Lies vs. a Revolution of Truth
By David White
All Scripture references are New King James version.
In his book1984, George Orwell wrote, “In a time of universal deceit—telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
Grieved over the backslidden state of his nation, the prophet Isaiah addressed the leaders and those who followed by boldly declaring, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord, you scornful men, who rule this people who are in Jerusalem, because you have said, ‘We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge passes through, it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood we have hidden ourselves’” (Isaiah 28:14-15).
Isaiah was calling for nothing less than a revolution in dealing with and delivering the people from falsehoods that had blinded them from seeing the obvious things that were separating them from their God.
Discerning the Righteous From the Wicked
Those called to serve as priests of the Lord were given the responsibility to teach people the difference between the holy and the unholy, the clean and the unclean, with no regard for how controversial their doing so could become. This was so that God’s people could discern the difference between those who served God from those who merely served themselves.
“And they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the unholy, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. In controversy they shall stand as judges, and judge it according to My judgments” (see Ezekiel 44:23-24).