These chapters deal again with the destruction that awaits those who refuse to repent and for those who mocked God’s people. The lament passage about Pharaoh has some prophetic language in it…when God brings this Pharaoh to account, the moon will not give its light. Sounds similar to other prophesies I’ve read in the New Testament. There is also a lengthy description of the nations who will go down “in the pit.”
Yet through it all, the Lord pleads for people to turn back to him.
11 Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, O house of Israel?’
I don’t have much to add on this topic…it’s been a long labor day filled with…labor of love! We had many friends over for a BBQ…the ribs were literally falling off the bone delicious. I am bone weary, though, and I have fallen asleep over this blog at least three times while typing…so it’s off to bed I go!! More tomorrow…