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Clever or Not?

by | Jun 9, 2021 | Genuine Hope | 0 comments

What sorrow for those who say

that evil is good and good is evil,

that dark is light and light is dark,

    that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.

What sorrow for those who are wise in their own eyes

    and think themselves so clever.

Isaiah 5:20-21

Nearly every day I read or listen to some report or opinion that clearly expresses the same perplexing content described so poetically by the prophet in the verses above.

Quite literally, good is being labeled as evil, what is evil is considered good, dark is light, light is dark and what is obviously bitter is said to be sweet. How can this be? 

It can’t, but there are movements that want to undo and undermine everything that is true. 

There is a growing number of people who question what is an elementary truth as to what it means to be male or female. Actually, they take it a step further by stating that there is really nothing definitively good or evil. Personal narrative trumps objective truth. These are the people “who are wise in their own eyes and think themselves so clever.”

In contrast, Peter reminded his readers that “we were not making up clever stories when we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes.”

The Gospel is more than a clever story, otherwise, it is pointless and offers nothing of value. Thankfully it is true and so there is an ultimate standard of what is good and what is evil.


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