Isaiah 15:4-5

Isaiah 15:4-5

4 Heshbon and Elealeh cry out, their voices are heard all the way to Jahaz. Therefore the armed men of Moab cry out, and their hearts are faint.
5 My heart cries out over Moab; her fugitives flee as far as Zoar, as far as Eglath Shelishiyah. They go up the hill to Luhith, weeping as they go; on the road to Horonaim they lament their destruction.

This chapter, all nine verses, is a prophecy against Moab from Almighty God through Isaiah and would come to pass in approximately three years. Consider what Isaiah has to say in the first three verses

1 A prophecy against Moab: Ar in Moab is ruined, destroyed in a night!Kir in Moab is ruined, destroyed in a night!
2 Dibon goes up to its temple, to its high places to weep; Moab wails over Nebo and Medeba.Every head is shaved and every beard cut off.
3 In the streets they wear sackcloth; on the roofs and in the public squares they all wail, prostrate with weeping.

Where both Ar and Kir are chief cities of Moab Their destruction leads the people of the city Dibon to go to the temple, likely a temple of Baal, to weep. Both Nebo and Medeba are cities within Moab to be destroyed. Is it any wonder the people wail, shave their heads, and wear sackcloth while prostrating themselves? No it is not.

So now we understand why the armed men of Moab will cry out and their hearts will grow faint in verse four. We can also understand why the prophet Isaiah’s heart cries out at what he sees will unfold in Moab. It is not a pretty sight when God’s judgment arrives for a people who have been in rebellion against him for a long time.

That is not God’s desire for us though for a Paul told the Thessalonians

9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5

It’s Friday, have a Great Weekend and don’t forget to Go To Church where you may celebrate your salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.