Tyre – the marketplace of the Nations
Isaiah 25:8 “He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken.”
In the above verse God is reminding us that He has swallowed up death forever.
This means for a Christian there is no death but simply a transfer from the physical world to eternity, to be in paradise with the Father.
There is no reason to weep because weeping only happens with death.
Jesus had overcome the grave!!!; The poison of death has no power over Him.
God hasn’t promise an easy life for us but He said that He will never leave us nor forsake us.
In the midst of our pain and grief, we may imagine God has abandoned us, forgotten us, dismissed us, or simply ignored us.
In Psalm 56:8; God reveals us that _He keeps track of all our sorrows.
He has collected all our tears in HIS bottle.
He has recorded each one in His book. –
Why would He do that?
Why would God keep track of all our sorrows?
Why would He collect all our tears in a bottle?
Why does the Lord record each heartache, each grief, each sadness in some divine journal inscribed with heavenly ink?
IT’S BECAUSE HE HAS PLANS FOR THOSE THINGS.
IT’S BECAUSE HE WASTES NOTHING.
He intends to fill our sorrows and tears with His expansive love.
He will ease the pain away and He will wipe those tears that keep pouring.
He gives us the necessary ingredients to live—hope, strength, power-for us to overcome life’s challenges.
*When we remember this — ….
…. when we recall that God does in fact notice our pain, that He collects each tear in a bottle…..
………. so that one day He might replace each teardrop with an ocean of divine love — our souls stop shrinking and begin to expand.
The small world of our pain gives way to something boundless… beyond measure… beyond our reckoning.
Sometimes we feel alone in our heartache and wonder if God hears us or even cares.
While we are doubting His goodness, God is listening and planning to bring beauty and restoration to our situation.
God’s incomprehensible love.!!!
Jooley Mathew Z
Blessed to be a Blessing to the Blessed People 👨👩👦👦
The prophecies against the nations in Isaiah 13 – 23 were given to teach God’s people lessons about faith. They raise an important question : “Why would anyone want to trust in the nations rather than in the Lord, who is in control of those very nations and their rulers” ❓
📖 Isaiah Chapter 23
TYRE – THE MARKETPLACE OF THE NATIONS
The last of the prophecies against the nations ( Isaiah 13-23 ) is addressed to Tyre, which is described as the ” marketplace of the nations ” because of its lucrative shipping trade ( v 3 ). But Tyre’s wealth would prove a poor defence against God’s Wrath ( Prov 11:4 )
📌 This oracle concerning Tyre says,
📝 “The Lord Almighty planned… to bring low the PRIDE of all glory and to humble all who are renowned on the earth” ✒️ v 9
📝 “… for you no longer have a harbour” ✒️ v 10
📝 “the Lord has stretched out his hand over the sea and made its kingdoms tremble” ✒️ v 11
📝 “.. you will find no rest” ✒️ v 12
📝 “Wail, O ships of Tarshish ! For Tyre is destroyed” ✒️ v 1
📝 “Wail, you ships of Tarshish ; your fortress is destroyed ” ✒️ v 14
📌 In the end, ” Tyre’s profits will go to those who live before the Lord, for abundant food and fine clothes ” ✒️ v 18b .
📌 Does it make a sense to us : “Tyre’s profit and her earnings will be SET APART for the Lord” ? ✒️ v 18a
Yes, all the money in the stock markets and banks will one day become, like the wealth of Tyre, SET APART for the Lord. But most of the people, even Christians, are just as shortsighted when we place our trust in our retirement savings, bank balance or our financial advisers.
WHOM DO WE TRUST : WEALTH OR THE LORD ❓
💞 Beloved Church, the Bible tells us that the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity ( Prov 13:21 ). But with this prosperity ( riches ) let us not set our heart on them ( Psalm 62:10 ). Let us boast in the Lord, not in riches ( Jer 9:23-24 )
Glory to God 🙌
✍🏻 Mark Boje
Arunachal Pradesh, India 🇮🇳