by Ernest Easley

Lose the Ladies - Lose the Land (Mother's Day)
Ernest L. Easley
Isaiah 3:16-26

As you are turning to the OT book of Isaiah, chapter 3, let me say that the United States Congress did a good thing in 1914 in designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day!

There is nothing like a Mother's touch nor a Mother's influence! And it is that influence that we read about in the Old Testament book of Isaiah.

In fact, in the 3rd chapter of Isaiah, we find God giving a strong, a stern, a serious warning to the Mothers and to all the ladies. Let me try to set the stage.

The first two chapters is message preached by the prophet Isaiah. In this message, Isaiah reveals what God sees wrong with the nation of Israel. They had turned their backs on God! They were a people living for self and self alone! They no longer cared about the things of God.

Listen to God's indictment upon the people of God in Isaiah 1.4, ''Alas, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a brood of evildoers, children who are corrupters. They have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked to anger The Holy One of Israel, They have turned away backward'', v.21, ''How the faithful city has become a harlot. It was full of justice; Righteousness lodged in it, but now murderers.'' 2.17-18, ''The loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be brought low; The LORD alone will be exalted in that day, but the idols He shall utterly abolish.''

When I read about the breakdown in their morals, I cannot help but think about America. We are a nation that for the most part that has turned our backs upon God! We no longer have a concern for the things of God! We've raised a generation that doesn't blush! And if we don't turn back to Jesus Christ, if we don't put our efforts and moneys into reaching boys and girls and students and yes, men and women to Jesus Christ, then I believe the Bible teaches that the judgment of God is certain!!

This morning from the book of Isaiah ...

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