No One takes it to Heart

by Frank Jones


The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; and devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from evil ...  (Isaiah 57:1)

"Evil has become so rampant in the society and its end is so near that God in his mercy is removing the righteous from it. Thus the disappearance of the righteous from the society should be a signal to everyone that the critical stage has arrived and that the moment for drastic corrective action is at hand." (Oswalt, John. The Book of Isaiah: Chapters 40-66, NICOT, 470.)