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.
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. 6 The waters of Nimrim
are dried up and the grass is withered; the vegetation is gone and nothing
green is left. 7 So the wealth they have acquired and stored up they
carry away over the Ravine of the Poplars.8 Their outcry echoes along the
border of Moab; their wailing reaches as far as Eglaim, their lamentation
as far as Beer Elim.9 The waters of Dimon are full of blood, but I will
bring still more upon Dimon—a lion upon the fugitives of Moab and upon
those who remain in the land.
1.Moab is a country that has been a perpetual enemy of Israel since
the days of the Exodus. Yet, all of sudden, they were faced with
devastation. All the major cities became ruin, there were weeping
all over the place. Even when they fled to foreign lands, their enemies
still pursued them.
2.Think of the political chaos and war in the world. Identify one
country that you have known or read about. When you hear the oppression
and suffering people of that country/area experience due to
these situations, what do you feel? How do you think God responds
to such misery?
3.Pray for people in that country/area. Ask for God’s deliverance that
people will live in freedom and peace; and have opportunities to
hear the good news of Messiah God.
Prayer & Journaling: Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse
with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down
any thought and/or prayer in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.