Now follow me: the prophets professed to speak in the name of the Lord, who themselves being deceived sought to deceive the people by promising peace when there was no peace. Their soft words and false preaching proved the ruin of many souls and led to the loss of Israel’s favor with God.
It was so bad that God would not defend them against their enemies. We had better be careful here in America. The princes should have intervened with their authority, but, all their sins were those of self-gratification: their own pride, evil and dishonesty.
I. THE THIRD GROUP ARE THE PRIESTS WHO WERE AS BAD AS THE PRINCES AND THE PROPHETS – LAWLESS.
A. They disobeyed the law of God.
B. They desecrated God’s Holy things.
C. They made no difference between the clean and unclean.
D. They disregarded the Sabbath.
E. They despised the name of Jehovah through all this.
GOD COULD NOT FIND HIS MAN IN THE PRINCES, PROPHETS, PRIESTS, SO NOW HE GOES TO THE 4TH GROUP.