Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth!
For the Lord has spoken:
“I have nourished and brought up children,
And they have rebelled against Me – Isaiah 1:2
The prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 1:2 depicts a courtroom scene charging Israel with covenant unfaithfulness and calls on heaven and earth to testify to the truth of God’s accusation against His people and the rightness of His judgment– since they were witnesses to His covenant.
The message here is that God has taken care of His children all their lives, nourishing them, delivering them, providing for their every need and still, they have rebelled against Him.
God’s faithfulness was rewarded with disobedience and disloyalty so now He is calling to His two witnesses–heaven and earth. They have seen all that He had done for the nation and how they have behaved so when God punishes them, it is rightly deserved. His judgment is necessary.
Throughout history we have seen God come through for His people, taking great care of them and all He asked for in return was their obedience and loyalty but they continually rebelled against Him. Despite His many warnings they continued to rebel so judgment was passed.
Today, we must still expect God’s to act when people continue to rebel against Him. The only difference is that He has reserved a day for judgment.