Isaiah warns against relying on Egypt, then gives a message for the nations and Israel’s eventual restoration: Isaiah 30–32; 34–35
Judah’s efforts to avoid asking God for help (so making Him wait before He could help) extended to wanting only nice words from Him:
Isaiah 30:10-11 They tell the seers,
‘Stop seeing visions!’
They tell the prophets,
‘Don’t tell us what is right.
Tell us nice things.
Tell us lies.
Forget all this gloom.
Get off your narrow path.
Stop telling us about your
‘Holy One of Israel.’
It wasn’t just the people of Judah who were capable of this, as Paul pointed out to Timothy many centuries later:
2 Timothy 4:3For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.