Verse of the Day: V19 “There is no healing of thy bruise; thy wound is grievous: all that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?”
1. Woe (V1-5)
V1 “Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not;”
It was woe or trouble in the bloody city of Nineveh because the people had committed lies and robbery and sinned against the holy God. Instead of repenting their wickedness, they continued in their wickedness, and hence, the Almighty God pronounced woe and judgment upon them, and exposed their sins and shame to all the kingdoms of the world.
V5 “Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.”
2. Women (V6-18)
V10 “Yet was she carried away, she went into captivity: her young children also were dashed in pieces at the top of all the streets: and they cast lots for her honourable men, and all her great men were bound in chains.”
The gates were wide opened and the enemies came charging in, attacking, burning, and destroying everything in the city of Nineveh, and killing almost all the soldiers and men including young children who were dashed in pieces, and capturing the leaders or the great men of Nineveh as prisoners of war. Only the women in the city were left behind.
V13 “Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies: the fire shall devour thy bars.”
3. Wound (V19)
V19 “There is no healing of thy bruise; thy wound is grievous: all that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?”
God severely punished the people of Nineveh, and the only way for God’s healing hands upon them was that they humbled themselves, prayed, sought His face and turned from their sins, then would God hear them, forgive their sins and heal their bruises and wounds.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicle 7:14)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to repent of my sins, and heal my bruises and wounds.