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John UK wrote: Are you a member of this Crossroads Church, j? Having celebrated 45 years of ministry under the leadership of six Pastors, Crossroads Church represents a mature congregation at the center of the Pentecostal - Charismatic tradition.
I am not a member of Crossroads Church, but do like the sermon on Isaiah 28 that does into detail regarding verses 10 and 13 and ties the context into the four "woes". I do hope anyone interested will link to that excellent sermon which also states: The saying "Line upon line" comes in a chapter which begins a four chapter set, each opening up with a pronouncement of woe to the people of God; these chapters may be linked to 11 earlier chapters which also contain such messages of woe, Isaiah 13-23.
In our passage, the "woe" is given to Ephraim. You remember him, he was Joseph's younger son who received a favored blessing from Jacob before he died.
I just love God's Word and God's people and used Dr. Chadwick's sermon since I am at the library and did not have access to my own Bible etc. In His Love, Jeanne
With all due love and respect, the passage from Isaiah 28 should be read in context. For an example of a true Biblical saying which is often misunderstood, we could look at this expression, "precept upon precept, line upon line."
This is usually interpreted to mean that life is like that - when constructing a house you put "brick upon brick" until the building is up; in writing a book you put "sentence upon sentence" until the book is finished. In fact I just heard this expression used recently in relation to my wife's painting. She was explaining that a painting of beautiful flowers has layer upon layer of paint - someone responded with, "That's just like is says in the Bible, 'line upon line.'"
The message conveyed by this is, "Be patient, after all 'Rome wasn't built in a day.'" "A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." Little by little, step by step, mile by mile, progress is made for those who can tolerate the pace, for those who can't, the message is, "haste makes waste."
But is that what this Bible expression means? http://www.joyfulministry.com/lineonlinef.htm
Other than the Bible, I use alongside The Authorized King James Bible an 1899(or in that era) Webster's Dictionary. I copy down the definition so it gets recorded within my mind. It makes the Word of God come alive to have the correct meaning of a word instead of my trying or even thinking I know the meaning. Also, important to me is that I pray Psalm 119:24 prior to my daily reading of God's Words.
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