Isaiah chapter thirty two part 5 continues our study with a look at Isaiah 32:5 & 6 and Isaiah 32:7 & 8 featuring our Common Man's Commentary. In our previous study, we looked at the people that would learn the things of God during the Messianic Age. Now, we will look at those that oppose the things of God and even go so far as to even deny the existence of God.
"No longer will the fool be called noble nor the scoundrel be highly respected. For fools speak folly, and their hearts are bent on evil: They practice ungodliness and spread error concerning the Lord; the hungry they leave empty and from the thirsty they withhold water." NIV translation
To understand this passage, we must look at the word "fool" which comes from the Hebrew word "nabal" and "noble" which is translated from the Hebrew word "nadiyb" which speaks of generosity.
We all understand what it means to be called a fool but, in Psalm 14, we see that it pertains to someone that denies the existence of God (atheists). They speak of a "freedom from religion" and the ability to do whatever we want as long as it makes us happy.
We also see that they do this under the mask of providing freedom for all when, in reality, they are withholding the freedom that is only found in Jesus Christ. Their counterfeit "new world order" produced bondage as was demonstrated by the mark of the beast during the Great tribulation.
With the arrival of the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ, the people will see that true freedom is only found in Christ and not in the absence of our Lord.
"Scoundrels use wicked methods, they make up evil schemes to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy is just. But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds they stand." NIV translation
We see that these godless people prey on the poor and promise to meet every one of their needs but what does Isaiah mean by "wicked methods"? This speaks of the fact that many of them hide among the believers like the proverbial "wolf in sheep's clothing" and often use fear as a weapon against those seeking the Lord.
They may often do "good things" such as provide food and shelter for the poor but do not tell them about the true freedom from poverty that is only found in Jesus Christ.
This Millennial Reign will be a time when they can see that they do not have to be slaves to fear but can have true freedom. This freedom is due to the fact that they are a child of God and is not gained through the efforts of men. Here is a good song/video about this topic called "No Longer Slaves".