OUR FATHER WHOSE JUDGEMENT IS INESCAPABLE FOR THE PROUD
Isaiah chapter 23 verses 4 - 6 says this;
Be ashamed, O Sidon [mother-city of Tyre, now like a widow bereaved of her children];
For the sea speaks, the stronghold of the sea, saying, “I have neither labored nor given birth [to children]; I have neither brought up young men nor reared virgins.”
When the report reaches Egypt, They will be in agony at the report about Tyre.
Cross over to Tarshish [to seek safety as exiles]; Wail, O inhabitants of the coastland [of Tyre].
A settlement dating back to antiquity, Tyre was a dynamic port city on the Mediteranian coast with far-reaching influence over distant lands.
She was an international grain market for the agricultural output of the Nile region giving her statesmen and merchants a great deal of political and economic heft all around the Mediteranian.
Suddenly, judgment befell Tyre and her collapse sent shockwaves reverberating through every corner of the known world.
Egypt, who depended on Tyre to market their grain, is described as being in agony when they learn that Tyre has been utterly destroyed.
The ships of Tarshish who used Tyre as a major anchoring and loading port are distraught when they hear of the loss of the city.
As the calamities crash over her, refugees are advised to flee to the island of Cyprus for safety but even there, trouble would follow them.
Sidon, the mother-city of Tyre, faced with the destruction of the city, lamented the loss of her children who have fallen to judgment.
The 'stronghold of the sea' spoke of regret that she had never laboured nor given birth to children and had never undertaken to raise young men or women and as such, had no one to fill her streets and when her day of reckoning came, she was no more.
Such is the judgement of the Lord upon the once jubilant city that was prideful in her beauty and had revelled in the honour of men.
James chapter 4 verse 6 says;
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.