“Speak to us pleasant words, prophesy illusions.” (Isaiah 30:10 NASB)
Isaiah’s statements were for a people of another generation, but the demand of the unregenerate has remained the same. Speak to us what we want to hear and tell us clever stories that meet our illusions of who we call god.
Now go, write it on a tablet before them and inscribe it on a scroll, that it may serve in the time to come as a witness forever. For this is a rebellious people, false sons, sons who refuse to listen to the instruction of the LORD; Who say to the seers, “You must not see visions”; and to the prophets, “You must not prophesy to us what is right, speak to us pleasant words, prophesy illusions. “Get out of the way, turn aside from the path, let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 30:8-11 NASB)
The demand from unregenerate men, women, and children are making these same expectations upon their pastors and these pastor are more influenced by the spirit of this age than the sufficiency of Scripture. Their demands are the same as those in Isaiah’s day. These “false sons” demand churches and/or pastors…
- Stop telling us what is right.
- Speak to us pleasant words.
- Preach illusions.
- Get out of the way.
- Turn aside from the path.
- We don’t want to hear about the Holy One of Israel.
Is there any in this generation who will require of their church and pastor to “speak to us Truth”?