Good morning. Great is His faithfulness.
Isaiah 3:1-14 - I read from my Orthodox study Bible there might be some silent differences
Judgment on Judah and Jerusalem
3 For behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts,Takes away from Jerusalem and from JudahThe[a] stock and the store,The whole supply of bread and the whole supply of water;2 The mighty man and the man of war,The judge and the prophet,And the diviner and the elder;3 The captain of fifty and the [b]honorable man,The counselor and the skillful artisan,And the expert enchanter.
4 “I will give children[c] to be their princes,And [d]babes shall rule over them.5 The people will be oppressed,Every one by another and every one by his neighbor;The child will be insolent toward the [e]elder,And the [f]base toward the honorable.”
6 When a man takes hold of his brotherIn the house of his father, saying,“You have clothing;You be our ruler,And let these ruins be under your [g]power,”7 In that day he will protest, saying,“I cannot cure your ills,For in my house is neither food nor clothing;Do not make me a ruler of the people.”
8 For Jerusalem stumbled,And Judah is fallen,Because their tongue and their doingsAre against the Lord,To provoke the eyes of His glory.9 The look on their countenance witnesses against them,And they declare their sin as Sodom;They do not hide it.Woe to their soul!For they have brought evil upon themselves.
10 “Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them,For they shall eat the fruit of their doings.11 Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him,For the reward of his hands shall be [h]given him.12 As for My people, children are their oppressors,And women rule over them.O My people! Those who lead you [i]cause you to err,And destroy the way of your paths.”
Oppression and Luxury Condemned
13 The Lord stands up to [j]plead,And stands to judge the people.14 The Lord will enter into judgmentWith the elders of His peopleAnd His princes:“For you have [k]eaten up the vineyard;The plunder of the poor is in your houses.
As we see in v. 10 is was their sins are made worse because they HAND OVER those who are righteous. In my orthodox study Bible v. 10 starts like this, "saying, "Let us hand over the righteous man, for he is burdensome to us." They shall eat the fruits of their doings.
20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He [a]made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
23 And Adam said:
24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be[d] joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
The Temptation and Fall of Man3 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ”4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was [e]pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves [f]coverings.8 And they heard the [g]sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the [h]cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.9 Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”11 And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?”12 Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to bewith me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.”13 And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”14 So the Lord God said to the serpent:“Because you have done this,You are cursed more than all cattle,And more than every beast of the field;On your belly you shall go,And you shall eat dustAll the days of your life.15 And I will put enmityBetween you and the woman,And between your seed and her Seed;He shall bruise your head,And you shall bruise His heel.”16 To the woman He said:“I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception;In pain you shall bring forth children;Your desire shall be [i]for your husband,And he shall rule over you.”17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:“Cursed is the ground for your sake;In toil you shall eat of itAll the days of your life.18 Both thorns and thistles it shall [j]bring forth for you,And you shall eat the herb of the field.19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat breadTill you return to the ground,For out of it you were taken;For dust you are,And to dust you shall return.”20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve,[k] because she was the mother of all living.
Marriage is holy, and husband becomes one flesh with his wife see v. 24 and St. Paul calls it a mystery see Ephesians 5:32.
The serpent is the devil the ultimate deceiver. The author of confusion. Adam and Eve have now fallen which resulted in man's fallen will. The woman's seed is first Christ than His Church see (Galatians 3:16, 26). The serpent's seed are those who reject Christ and follow the devil by doing evil and never repenting- see (1 John 3:8-10). Christ destroyed and defeated Satan by the Cross- (bruise your head). It was Adam's disobedience from God that CRUSED THE GROUND and placed all of mankind under toil and labor until the end of his life in death and decay in the grave - (return to the ground). For death and decay in the grave entered the world through him - Romans 5:12. Because of Adam man is born outside Paradise, meaning the TREE OF LIFE is prefiguring Christ, and through Him will regain Paradise. See my video for further discussion.
I read this from my Orthodox study Bible.
Proverbs 3:23: "My son, do not be careless, but keep my counsel and thinking, - The one who forgets Wisdom will most certainly become CARELESS- (v. 23).
Proverbs 3:27: "For if you sit down, you will be without fear, and if you lie down, your sleep will be pleasant. Carelessness is characterized by fearfulness - v. 27).
Proverbs 3:28: "And do not be afraid of intimidation when it comes upon you, nor of the attack of the ungodly when it comes at you; - v. 28 is speaking of intimidation do not be overwhelmed by it keep seeking Wisdom and His ways.
Proverbs 3:30-31: "Do not withhold doing good to the needy, when you give a helping hand; Do not say, when you are able to do good, "come back tomorrow, and I will give you something"; for you do not know what the next day will bring forth. This verse is telling us not to have unfaithfulness in almsgiving.
Proverbs 3:32: "Do not devise evil things against your friend who dwells beside you and trusts in you." So beware of betrayal in all relationships.
Proverbs 3:33: "Do not be ready to quarrel with a man in vain, lest he do you some harm." Be careful of quarreling and arguing with others.
Proverbs 3:34-35: "Do not incur the reproach of evil men, neither seek their ways; for every lawless man is unclean before the Lord, and he does not sit among the righteous." Be careful of participating in lawlessness.
Proverbs 3:36: "The curse of God is in the house of the ungodly, but He blesses the dwellings of the righteous." Talking about the curse of God.
Proverbs 3:37: "The Lord opposes the arrogant, but He gives grace to the humble." So do not be arrogant but rather be humble it's better way to live.
Proverbs 3:38: "The wise shall inherit glory, but the ungodly exalt dishonor." Seek the Lord's glory and not that of dishonor.
Proverbs 3:25: "And there will be healing for your flesh and care for your bones." This is the cure for lord the evil we just spoke about Christ- Wisdom is the cure our faith makes us well. In Proverbs 3:24: "That you soul may live, and grace may be around your neck." The grace of virtues: discernment, righteousness, courage, and self control - (the grace around your neck, see Proverbs 3:24).
"Those who choose hate will always remain in ignorance. We are one in Christ, and Christ is not hate, He loves all and helps all regardless of their background. It's the Will of His Father in heaven, Jesus words not mine that none should perish, that all repent and live with eternal life. We have two ways we travel one is the right way leading to Christ the other way is the one that leads us way from our Lord. My struggle is this, Christians who choose hate, but pretend to walk with God by actively going through the motions. My other struggle with those who think their way is the only way, nonsense to me the only way is Christ and it's your heart that truly matters. We either serve God or serve mammon but none of can serve two masters. Today I'm reflecting on these struggles I have just shared with you all the whole world, truth and love for all sets us free, lying and hate keeps us chained in the dark."
Jared W Campbell
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.” ’
In Christ love Jared W Campbell