Feb 2, 2019
In Isaiah 16:1-14, God continues His oracle concerning the nation of Moab. He has much more to say regarding this long-standing enemy of Judah. And much of what God reveals in this chapter has to do with events surrounding a future day that has yet have taken place. There is little doubt that God did eventually judge the Moabites for the role they played in Judah’s defection from God. He could not excuse them for the influence they had in leading the people of Judah astray. They would turn to their false gods for help, but would find them to be impotent to do anything to help them. They would prove no match for the omnipotent God of the universe. As we have seen before, God speaks of a day when the tables will be turned and the people of Moab will find themselves on the receiving end of God’s judgment. They will be the ones to weep and mourn over their loss. Like all the other nations who stood opposed to God and His people, the Moabites would learn the hard way that they were helpless against the righteous Judge and King.