We learn a great deal in these verses about the nature of sin, how it worked in the hearts of apostate Judah inclining to self-flattery, absurdity, idolatry, the incessant pursuit of vanity and every falsehood, whereby God is despised. The ills of our own society are better understood in the light of these things.
1. The normalisation of falsehood, v20-24. 2. Total inability is no excuse, v25. 3. The futility of the lie, v26-28. 4. Multi-faith is no faith, 28. Application - to sin with comfort is not progress. - the only religion worth anything is the exclusive religion of God's Word.
Great Sermon! If you have grown comfortable in the practice of sin and your conscience no longer troubles you, it is not a sign of progress, but rather a sign of hardening, and should cause you to fear. Turn to the Lord in true faith and repentance while you still may: "Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:¬†Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon."¬†(Isaiah 55:6-7)