The Taste of Wild Grapes
the parable of the wild grapes. Isaiah
5:1-7 “Beloved” – Jehovah “Vineyard” –
God’s people The vines were planted in rich soil with plenty of
sunlight. Psalms 80:8-9 Considering all He had done for Israel,
God expected edible grapes (justice and righteousness). Instead,
wild grapes (stink fruit) grew. As a result, six woes are
pronounced upon the people.
Text: Isaiah 5:1-24
Materialistic (Verses 8-10)
was causing people to grab as much land as they could. This
violated God’s property laws. Leviticus 25:23-28 Judgment
would be that ten acres of vineyards would only yield about six
gallons; and only about one-half bushel of grain would be
harvested from six bushels of seed!
our country is rampant with greed and materialism. Many are
only concerned about earthly riches here and now.
Note: Proverbs 11:4, Matthew 6:19-21
Lovers of Pleasure (Verses 11-17)
acted as if life was one big party. Alcohol was the main
vehicle that brought them to the party. Proverbs 23:29-32
lived to fulfill lusts of the flesh. I John 2:15-17
needed to follow the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 13:13-14
God (Verses 18-19)
were deceived in their iniquity. They didn’t see themselves as
doing wrong. They didn’t believe that God would do anything to
“His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, And he is caught in
the cords of his sin.”
Call Evil Good (Verse 20)
sounds like America! There are no moral standards.
are backward. Pro-life is condemned, but pro-choice is
is called an affair. Sin is just a weakness.
decide for themselves what is right and wrong. Judges
Christians are called judgmental and unloving because they
Proud (Verse 21)
“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and
the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.”
Arrogant Proverbs 29:23
“A man’s pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will
“And whoever exalts himself will be abased, and he who humbles
himself will be exalted.”
“Professing to be wise, they became fools,”
Unjust (Verses 22-23)
Isaiah 5:24 to show the reason for their wicked behavior.
“Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble, And the flame consumes
the chaff, So their root will be as rottenness, And their blossom
will ascend like dust; Because they have rejected the law of the
Lord of hosts, And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.” NKJV