What is “Woe”?

Isaiah 5:20 

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
I am so sick of that game that grown men get paid millions of dollars to throw an oblong object around and jump all over each other. I’m so sick of it, I don’t even want to say the word! That is all I see anymore and it’s old. It’s gotten so out of hand that the one guy that exercised his right to stand for our National Anthem before his job, you all know who I’m talking about, is now getting bad press. He is shamed by his coach and team for NOT GOING ALONG WITH EVERYONE ELSE REGARDLESS OF HOW HE FEELS. Do you see the irony here? Do as I say, not as I do. Their entire argument and credibility just flew out of the stadium.
This entire country is divided over a game. That’s on top of race relations and political polarization. People turn their back on God and say the Bible is a myth. Yet, people, thousands of years ago, knew what the world would come to. Prophecy fulfilled. Now, the rebel is the good guy, the one who respectfully stands against all evil intentions of every single teammate. The rebel is the Christian conservative who wants to take a knee and pray with their team before a game. The rebel is a baker or florist who doesn’t want to provide a service for a lifestyle that their Almighty God finds an abomination.
“WOE to those who call evil good and good evil.” When God says “WOE to those,” I can’t say I know what he intends to do to “those”, but I know this ~ God doesn’t play. “WOE” is not a good thing. And when it’s coming from God, it’s probably hell to pay. God knows we know better. He knew Eve and Adam knew better. That’s why they were severely punished and thrown out of paradise, allowed to suffer for the rest of their lives. And God LOVED them. But the devil came upon them looking brilliant and beautiful and told them that what was wrong, what God told them not to do, was right, it was a good thing to do. How easily we fall into his trap.
Father, God, help us to keep our hearts and minds focused on you. You are a good, good Father and we love you. Open our eyes to any evil plans the enemy has in store for us and give us strength to stand firm in our faith. In Jesus name.

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