Enemies will be defeated – Isaiah 16

broken chainIn today’s chapter we read the continuation of chapter 15 regarding the punishment of Moab, Israel’s longtime enemy. They oppressed and invaded Israel (see 1 Samuel 14, Judges 3 and 2 Samuel 8 ) and would now be punished. It’s interesting to see Isaiah reveal the time associated with this punishment in verse 14:

14 But now the LORD says, “Within three years, without fail, the glory of Moab will be ended, and few of its people will be left alive.”

I guess the thing that I get from today’s chapter is how God is faithful and will reward those who obey Him and punish those who come against His people.

Have you ever experienced this in your life? Have you had someone come against you, perhaps with lies or rumors, and then when all was said and done, they had come to ruin but you had prospered all the more?

I’m reminded of that comforting scripture found at Romans 8:28:

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Be encouraged, chosen ones! He will repay your enemies for what they’ve done to you. He will restore your honor and set you back on the high places!


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