Precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; hear a little
and there a little, Isaiah 28: 10, 13
When we as Christians, become disobedient to the precepts of God, then He will send His faithful servants to warn us of our wrong doings. So it was in the case of Isaiah the Prophet, God used him to warn his rebellious people (Judah, and Israel) to turn from their wicked ways.
In chapter 10, however, verses 1-6, we see the anger against them through the voice of the Prophet Isaiah, the “woes” of final judgement:
(1) To those who have made unrighteous laws against my people.
(2) Turn the needy from judgment, cheat the poor; needed, and rob widows;orphans.
(3) The Lord will ask questions: What will you do when you are attacked of which desolation shall come from afar? To whom will you flee for help? Where will you leave your glory, (your valuables)?
(4) Without me will they bow down under the prisoners, and fall under the slain? For all his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still, meaning (how will you escape being captured or killed, the Lord’s anger is still upon you).
(5) God said, as his rod of anger, he will use the Assyrians.
(6) and to take what he wants from them, and tread them downlike the mire, or (mud in the streets).
In Isaiah 28th Chapter, the prophet, and priest had become rebellious, they were drinking strong drinks (wine), which caused them not to think clearly, and make sound judgment in leading God’s people.
In verse one of Chapter 28,the “crown of pride,” is made reference to the drunkards of Ephraim, the reference is to Samaria the capital of Ephraim (northern kingdom) which was situated on a hill that resembled a crown.
The familiar reference to “precept upon precept, precept upon precept; and line upon line, line upon line; hear a little and there a little. The prophet is quoting the people who are weary of his prophecies and are complaining that his repetitious message (“rule upon rule”)
is annoying. Since they will not listen to God’s message, He will speak to them with another
tongue, that of the Assyrians who will lead them into captivity, Isaiah, 36:1,( king Sennacherib of Assyria came against all the cities of Judah, and took them away).
If we as Christians today, forget God’s precepts, and no longer want to follow them, nor repent
of them, then He has no other choice but to take vengeance upon us, (” reveal from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and obey not the gospel our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,”2 Thessalonians,1:7-8).