Isaiah 15 Commentary

Isaiah 15 Commentary

Cities are places of human habitation; they are centers of human activities. Many of these activities do not honor the LORD. Cities, therefore, are spaces of wickedness.

Isaiah’s vision against Moab is actually a prophecy against the cities of Moab.

It is a little line but quite significant. The city of Dibon is ruined and the residents go up to a pagan temple to lament there. Sad. Who do you call when a crisis hits? Do your tears have a landing place?

It is a sad fact of life that cities don’t know where to turn during difficult times. We want to listen to all sorts of experts.

The destruction is sudden. We may be looking at military attacks on the cities. But the mention of withered grass may suggest a situation of multiple attacks, both natural and human.

The ground becomes antagonistic! Human evil is escalated; man turns on man. It is the LORD’s judgment on wickedness. But we need to see it for what it really is – judgment from the LORD God Almighty.

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Published by Joseph Malekani

Joseph Malekani is a born-again Christian with a strong PAOG/Baptist background. He is heavily involved in student ministry with ZAFES – an IFES movement with focus on student ministry in Zambia. He is married to Audrey and they have two lovely children.

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