Isaiah, chapter three, describes the corrupt conditions among the professing people of God in Isaiah’s day. Verse 8 says, “For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.”  In the first 7 verses of this chapter, we see the Lord judging and removing the leaders; replacing them with those who clearly were not qualified to lead.  Children and babes would be rulers among them, which would result in their own oppression.

Although the people had proved themselves to be corrupt, that certainly doesn’t mean that ALL were corrupt.  The faithlessness of many doesn’t mean that ALL are faithless.  The Lord declares a great principle of His divine administration over His people.  He declares in Isaiah 3:10-11, “Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.”  Throughout the history of Israel, the Lord ALWAYS preserved a faithful remnant in the face of a faithless people.  People such as Noah, Abraham, Elijah Moses, Daniel, Isaiah and others remained faithful to the Lord.  We have the words of Isaiah in Isaiah 1:9, “Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.”  To those faithful ones, the Lord pronounces blessings.  To those corrupt ones, the Lord warns of how they would receive the “reward of his hands.”

Isaiah 3:10-11 teach us a principle that is brought out clearly in Galatians 6:7-8, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”  The Lord sees EVERYTHING.  Nothing is missed by the One whose “eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.” (Job 34:21)  Whether to reward the faithful ones or to judge the wicked ones, the Lord is aware of every person, every deed, and every motive!

Psalm 101:6 assures us that, “Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful…”  We then read in Hebrews 6:10, “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”  May we bless the Lord, realizing that in this day of great apostasy and evil, He sees each faithful one and declares “that it shall be well with him.”  (215.6)