Lest they see and convert

A rather dire predicament appears in Isaiah chapter 6 verse 10 which then appears as confirmed in Matthew’s gospel chapter 13 verse 15. It raises the question of  the reliability of widespread understanding of divine revelation when the converted presents a panorama of chaos and a manifestation of the same kind of conversion hiccups.

Why the Isaiah predicament?  Why the New Testament times predicament?  Do we not have one too?

Isaiah 6:10

“Render the hearts of this people insensitive, Their ears dull, And their eyes dim, Otherwise they might see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, Understand with their hearts, And return and be healed.”

When the high priest Caiaphas uttered the words concerning the death of one man for the nation he spoke the truth, but it was not with the understanding of the Paschal Lamb becoming reality in the life of the Nazarene Yeshua.  He spoke out of ignorance but it was the truth.   So John tells us of that incident that Caiaphas prophesied; he spoke with authority but his mind was fruitless.

Matthew 13:14

And unto them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall in no wise understand; And seeing ye shall see, and shall in no wise perceive:

People say the truth without surrendering  to its majesty.  Every truth has a grace or we can kiss goodbye to conversion.  What truth might we be saying?