“Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their paths and highways. The way of peace they know not, and there is no justice or right in their goings. They have made them into crooked paths; whoever goes in them does not know peace.” Isaiah 59:7-8 ->me: These verses describe the world we live and operate in. When God talks about us being a light -> it is in this darkness. At the root there is no submission to God’s judgement: what He has authoritatively decided to be right. In the broader sense there is no setting up of what is right and just – for themselves, for other people, for society as an entity. They have turned their own paths into crooked roads; literally, they have twisted their paths for themselves/to their own hurt. There has been a deliberate adoption of crooked/tangled paths, and in them they will meet sin like a boomerang coming home. The task we have, to make more and better disciples, seems daunting if you keep a human mindset…in reality we are fighting a battle we cannot lose…the war has already been won! I must must keep my mind centered on this fact and have hope in the eternity I strive for. This world will only get worse and I should not be surprised when I see the characteristics, mentioned here from verse 4 through 8, happening in the news and in the lives of people around me every day. I must stand not only in preparedness to be used but to stand up for what is right as Isaiah 58:6-7 instructs.