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To Be Made Anew

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A Sermon on Isaiah 22:8-14

He has taken away the covering of Judah.


In that day you looked to the weapons of the House of the Forest, and you saw that the breaches of the city of David were many. You collected the waters of the lower pool, and you counted the houses of Jerusalem, and you broke down the houses to fortify the wall. You made a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you did not look to him who did it, or see him who planned it long ago.

In that day the Lord GOD of hosts
called for weeping and mourning,
for baldness and wearing sackcloth;
and behold, joy and gladness,
killing oxen and slaughtering sheep,
eating flesh and drinking wine.
“Let us eat and drink,
for tomorrow we die.”
The LORD of hosts has revealed himself in my ears:
“Surely this iniquity will not be atoned for you until you die,”
says the Lord GOD of hosts. (ESV)

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Man is alienated from God because of sin. This is the Word of God about Himself, man, life, reality, and how the world was meant to be. Listen in as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches from Isaiah 22:8-14 and paints a picture of the discovery of sight when the veil is lifted from man's eyes. Man is awakened to God's perspective, no longer thoughtless and heedless. Are you living in a state of blindness? The world is not perfect, we need to see the truth! We are not in control, not even of ourselves. There is a breach in the walls of our lives and we are losing what is precious and vital. Our complacency and negligence has done this over time. Wake up! Look to the example of Israel and see yourself in the frantic, yet futile, attempt to fix this disaster. Take a look at the busyness of this present century and see how it is equally as futile. Never has there been such diligence and organization in every part of life. How can the serious accompany the flippant? The love of pleasure is fatal! Listen and hear how you imitate Israel—forgetting God and forgetting you are His. What we all need is our Maker.


Additional Scripture Translations

Isaiah 22:8-14, New American Standard Bible

8And He removed the defense of Judah.

On that day you depended on the weapons of the house of the forest,

9And you saw that the breaches

In the wall of the city of David were many;

And you collected the waters of the lower pool.

10Then you counted the houses of Jerusalem

And tore down houses to fortify the wall.

11And you made a reservoir between the two walls

For the waters of the old pool.

But you did not depend on Him who made it,

Nor did you take into consideration Him who planned it long ago.

12Therefore on that day the Lord God of armies called you to weeping, to wailing,

To shaving the head, and to wearing sackcloth.

13Instead, there is joy and jubilation,

Killing of cattle and slaughtering of sheep,

Eating of meat and drinking of wine:

“Let’s eat and drink, for tomorrow we may die.”

14But the Lord of armies revealed Himself to me:

“Certainly this wrongdoing will not be forgiven you

Until you die,” says the Lord God of armies.

Isaiah 22:8-14, King James Version

8¶ And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the armour of the house of the forest. 9Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool. 10And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall. 11Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago. 12And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth: 13And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die. 14And it was revealed in mine ears by the LORD of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.


About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.