Feb 13, 2019
One of the things that even Christians find easy to forget is that God has a plan. And that plan is not only long-term in nature, it is unchanging and unstoppable. What God has purposed will take place. What He has planned will come about. And that includes blessings and curses, the good and the bad. As we continue to look at the oracles delivered to the nations by Isaiah on behalf of God Almighty, we will see the recurring theme that His plans concerning the nations have been fully thought out and will be completely fulfilled. In Isaiah 23:1-18, God brings bad news to the nation of Tyre. Unlike Babylon and Assyria, Tyre was a relatively small player on the global stage. It was not a military powerhouse and posed no real threat to Judah or any other nation. But it enjoyed unprecedented wealth, exercised tremendous influence over that part of the world, and had built a reputation as a financial force to be reckoned with. Yet, God was going to bring their pride to an end. He had plans for them. Including their eventual restoration and, in the end times, their worship of the one true God.