"Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for thehas spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not .”
Because the Jesus speaking to from God:is unchanging, we can hear, feel, and illuminate the same underlying intention and desire through other scripture, such as the prophetic words of
"'Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who have been sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling."
Separated by centuries, the voice of Jesus reverberates and harmonizes with the voice of Isaiah, because they are inspired by and flowing from the same unchanging.
The opening setting is one of estrangement, and desire for At-One-Ment.and
"Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the LORD, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged."
The many "names of God" describe many aspects of the Absolute, and point back to the One Ultimate Reality - the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe, Who guides the subsequent transformations of Reality over Time.
The basic spiritual impulse, or Progress towards Unity through Love. The progression towards Unity through Love is the polar opposite movement of estrangement. The essence of the Way is The Movement of towards its Source. The essence of is the divisive movement away from Unity, towards .in the universe, manifests in the deep desire for
towards can perhaps be conceptually thought of as .
Here, we see Israel in a state of utter estrangement - the exact opposite of the Will and Intention of God. If the Goal of God is for us All to be in , Right Relationship, and Shalom, is the state of utter and complete .
Utter Estrangement is thethat lies at the logical end of .
"Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it..."
Any parent understands the pain of watching a child inflict suffering upon themselves because of their sheer foolishness and rebellion against the Progress towards the fullness of their Potential and flourish.that would cause them to
Here, "Why will you still be struck down" speaks to the inevitable fall and destruction that lies at the end of their current trajectory. Those who willfully and utterly estrange them selves from God are always eventually struck down. , the that separates us from God, always comes before .
Next, is the call to Attention:
"Hear the word of the God..."..." "Give ear to the teaching of our