Isaiah Chapter 30

But You Would Have None of It

The title of chapter 30 is “Woe to The Obstinate Nation,” but which nation in the obstinate one? The obstinate nation is anyone who doesn’t heed the word of the Lord.What’s interesting about this chapter is that it clearly illustrates how gracious God was, is, and will be, but yet he is still rejected. Often we seek things that we think will make us happy – things like status, money, education, careers. However, as this chapter points out, we are looking for joy in all of the wrong places. Verse 15 states:

15 This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says:
“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength,
but you would have none of it.

In this verse God clearly lays out a blueprint that will lead to true happiness, but will we follow it?