Isa 5:7 The vineyard of the LORD of Armies is the nation of Israel, and the people of Judah are the garden of his delight. He hoped for justice but saw only slaughter, for righteousness but heard only cries of distress.
Notes: This verse is the application of the Parable of the Vineyard to Israel and Judah. Remember we are referring to a tile 700 years before the Birth of messiah in Bethlehem. The Israelis are God’s Special people and His attention is upon His Pleasant garden.
The vineyard of the LORD of Armies is the nation of Israel, and the people of Judah are the garden of his delight.
Isaiah is the prophet to mainly Jerusalem and the Kingdom Judah in the south.
He hoped for justice but saw only slaughter, for righteousness but heard only cries of distress. The LORD had hoped and expected to find justice or true judgement in the land. But look what He found in the land, OPPRESSION AND SLAUGHTER. tHIS WAS THE SHEDDING OF INNOCENT BLOOD AND GENOCIDE.
Always in a nation which is in decline and where the whole society is rotten we see the shedding of innocent blood. Even in our land of Australia now every News broadcast speaks of Murders, stabbings and indecent assault. Where are we headed in our Land?
He hoped for……for righteousness but heard only cries of distress. GW
He expected them to do what was right, but their victims cried out for justice. GNB There was clamour, tumult and cries of distress. These were the cries as a result of anarchy, covetousness and dissipation. cp. v.8. 11-12
Application : what a miserable picture is here painted of the spiritual and Moral condition of the land of Israel and especially Judah. But don’t point the finger we in the West are just as bad or even worse. May God raise up more like President Bolsonaro of Brazil who says we are going to put God first in this country and life by the Judeo-Christian Ethics while fighting all this gender ideology and identity.