Isaiah 3:4
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4  And He will make boys their rulers, And babes shall govern them.

v’-na-ta-TEE n’-a-REEM sa-ray-HEM v’-ta-a-lu-LEEM yim-sh’-lu VAM

ד  וְנָתַתִּי נְעָרִים שָׂרֵיהֶם וְתַעֲלוּלִים יִמְשְׁלוּ־בָם׃

3:4   And He will make boys their rulers

After the removal of the competent and qualified leadership of Yehuda (verses 1-3), young and inexperienced leaders will rule in their place. These rulers will lead the people even further astray from Hashem. The chapter describes a collapse of social order under their governance; the people oppress one another, there is a lack of respect between friends and the young behave with arrogance towards their elders, as the nation continues on its path of Sodom-like behavior (verse 9). In verses 10-11, Yeshayahu promises that Hashem will reward the righteous and punish the wicked. Leadership carries with it tremendous responsibility: A leader has the potential to carry his nation to great heights or to lead it to its downfall. Jewish leadership in the Land of Israel is charged with the responsibility to lead the nation in justice and morality. Anything less than that is intolerable in Hashem’s eyes, and will be punished.

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  • Leadership will be made much easier if we just ensure that we are doing as God wills. The responsibility is lightened. However there will be those who disagree and oppose. As we do God wills He takes care of all that concerns our leadership.

  • The Lord established an order and precedence for how we should live & run our society. Unfortunately we often choose to act as if we know better and He will let us experience our poor judgement. He has given us these truths in writing that we should learn from our ancestors mistakes but to often we fail to learn.

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