Isaiah 5:8-25 - The “Woes”
The first two woes appear in chapter 3 and deal with rebellion and idolatry, while the 6 here in chapter 5 deal with materialism, hedonism, self-righteousness, indifference, pride, and injustice, not to mention two specific mentions of alcohol abuse. Suddenly this chapter doesn’t sound so ancient. Remember that these woes are to God’s people. Are there any of these that you need to address in your own life? How does atonement and forgiveness reconcile with expectations for holiness among God’s people?