Day 194

by Rev Joel Yong

Isaiah 23:8-9
Who planned such a thing against Tyre, the city that produced kings? Its merchants are princes. Its traders are among the honored people of the world. The LORD of Armies planned this in order to dishonor all arrogant people and to humiliate all the honored people of the world.

Tyre was a rival coastal city to Jerusalem.
It saw Jerusalem as business competitors and rejoiced when Jerusalem was ransacked by the Babylonians.

God would punish them and bring them down from the heights their pride had taken them to.
He would show them the reality “No nation is anything without God”.

Beware the trap of pride.
Thinking we can make it in this life without God in our lives.
God will awaken us from such an illusion, for He knows we will end up destroying ourselves and others in this life or eternity, if we live godless lives.