“No one calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth. They trust in empty words and speak lies; they conceive evil and bring forth iniquity. They hatch vipers’ eggs and weave the spider’s web; He who eats of their eggs dies, and from that which is crushed a viper breaks out...Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street” (Isaiah 59:1-5, 14).
In these verses, Isaiah describes a nation that is far from God. Truth is fallen in the street and the people believe lies. The prophet likens the false ideas of this evil nation to “vipers’ eggs” and “the spider’s web.” It is an evil that destroys and entangles.
It’s easy to see these same issues in America today. Many people believe the lie that says it’s OK to live any way you want to live, to do anything you want to do, and that there is no such thing as right or wrong. These lies are spawned by the devil, and swallowed by a nation.
Many are separated from God, bound, and addicted because they are swallowing the “snake eggs” of lies and deception. Once they start to believe the lies, they become entangled in the “spider web” of sin. Gradually, society begins to accept falsehoods. Many begin believing the Bible is old-fashioned and irrelevant, and that Hollywood, your next door neighbor, or your own desires matter more than the truth given in God’s Word about the right way to live.
Eventually even Christians may start compromising the truth. As society strays from God, the shock of sin is gone. There’s no such thing as modesty. There’s no standard of righteousness. Justice and truth fall. Often, families fall with it.
Brothers and sisters, this is the time to lift truth back up on her feet in the streets of America! Truth must stand tall again in our lives, in our families, in our churches, and in our nation. Isaiah 59:20 says, “a redeemer shall come to Zion.” That redeemer has indeed come, and His name is Jesus! Jesus is the person of truth. If you’ve pushed Jesus aside, you’ve pushed truth aside. If you’ve become deceived by “snake eggs” and entangled in “spider webs,” Jesus is the answer. And He is the only answer.
Folks, this is serious stuff. You cannot remain neutral. You cannot be a lukewarm Christian in today’s society. “For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning” (2 Pet. 2:20). There’s no place for compromise. It’s time to be on fire for God and to be passionate about truth so you are not entangled and overcome by lies and sin.
The Lord is calling you to stand truth up on its feet in your life, and to do it today. Freedom comes from truth. “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). When truth stands up on its feet, the Lord sets people free. He destroys addictions. He loosens people from the entanglement of sin. He breaks strongholds. And He places His blessing on you, and on your descendants for generations to come.
Will you pray this prayer? Jesus, I need you right now. I take authority over every deception, lie, and entanglement in my life. In Your name, I am free from them. I stand truth up on its feet through the blood of Jesus Christ, the person of truth. I accept Your freedom. I accept Your peace. I accept Your purity. And I accept Your truth. In Jesus’ name, Amen.