Thursday, May 3, 2007

Isaiah 16 - Send ye the Lamb

Send ye the Lamb

Isa 16:1 Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.

The LORD speaks through Isaiah to Moab to once again bring tribute to Jerusalem, in submission to God. They had done this until King Ahab was dead.

2 Ki 3:4 And Mesha king of Moab was a sheepmaster, and rendered unto the king of Israel an hundred thousand lambs, and an hundred thousand rams, with the wool.
2 Ki 3:5 But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.

Just a thought on this. King Ahab and Jezebel were wicked and were judged by God. When a nation turns from the worship of God in truth and turns to idols, then God allows other nations to despise them. We are despised by other nations, even ungodly nations, some from envy, others because of the evil they see from the suppliers of pornography, violent entertainment and wasteful living. Some despise us because they serve another god and see weakness and an opportunity to conquer us, exploiting our weaknesses. Without unity and God's help, no nation can survive.

Isa 16:2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.
Isa 16:3 Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.

Moab under judgement wanders aimlessly as birds cast from the nest. God counsels them once again to submit to the king of Jerusalem. The real king is the LORD and Jerusalem is the place of worship. Make thy shadow as the night. To dwell in a shadow is protection.

Psa 36:7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

Send ye the Lamb of God!

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