Friday, May 27 2011
Verse of the Week: V21 “I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more: though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again, saith the Lord GOD.”
1. Tyrus Against Jerusalem (V1-6)
V2 “Son of man, because that Tyrus hath said against Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken that was the gates of the people: she is turned unto me: I shall be replenished, now she is laid waste:”
God severely punished the people of Tyrus for mocking the people of Jerusalem or the people of God who had grievously sinned against God. However, God’s judgment was also upon the people of Tyrus who had also grievously sinned against God.
V3 “Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth his waves to come up.”
2. Babylon Against Tyrus (V7-14)
V7 “For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horse men, and companies, and much people.”
The love of money was one of the grievous sins of the people of Tyrus. Their lives were centered on accumulating wealth, possessions and building large houses instead of worshipping the true God. Subsequently, God sent the powerful Babylonians to completely destroy them, their beautiful houses and robbed their possessions.
V12 “And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a prey of thy merchandise: and they shall break down thy walls, and destroy thy pleasant houses: and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the water.”
3. God Against Sins (V15-21)
V21 “I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more: though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again, saith the Lord GOD.”
God destroyed the people of Jerusalem, the people of Tyrus and the Babylonians because all had sinned against Him. When we disobey God, we shall reap His judgment and punishment, however, when we obey God, we shall be under His shadow and protection.
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
Prayer of the Week:
Dearest God, please help me to dwell and abide under Your shadow and protection.