Isaiah 15: The Fate of Moab

The short selection for tonight in the nine verses of Isaiah 15 concerns judgment on the nation of Moab. Moab was a nation that worshipped idols and was known to be wicked generally. When we consider the beginning of this nation, it is hard to think that they could have been a righteous and godly nation:

“Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father. The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab; he is the father of the Moabites to this day.” Genesis 19:36-37

The structure of these verses is straightforward and lays out a solid proclamation against Moab. The condemnation is complete and it is accompanied by mourning. Moab’s cities were overtaken by enemies and their idols would not provide relief. Moab’s army would fail and the neighboring nations would grieve for them as well.

Ungodly men, when in trouble, have no comforter. This is what Moab experienced.

May we be so blessed as to receive that comfort from God. God’s children are afforded that comfort which only He can provide. And in like manner, we can share this same condition among those we love that experience difficulties in life.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” II Corinthians 1:3-4

May God bless and comfort you.

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