Isaiah 5:21 (KJV)
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
I have a pretty good idea about what this verse means. It would be wise, though, to understand it in its context. The one who is wise in his own eyes:
Has become desensitized to sin
Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
He has sinned little by little almost imperceptibly, until the cords of sin are too strong for him to break.
Has become calloused to the judgment of God.
That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it:and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!
Has become twisted in his conscience
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
I have known people who would rather applaud wickedness than righteousness.
Has become accustomed to spirits
Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
Alcohol is called a Spirit for a reason. There is no question that the Bible teaches the abstinence of strong drink. A telling sign today is in how many so called Christians approve of the drinking of alcohol. It is a defiance against God and a demonstration that they think they know better than God.
Has become blind morally
Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
Lawmakers now justify what is opposed to God and count Christians as potential threats.
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Isaiah 5:21 The One Who Is Wise In His Own Eyes
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