Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
October 1 Scripture Selection: Isaiah 16-18
Food for Thought: Is. 16:1-7
Proud people, those who will not heed warnings, eventually end up fallen and devastated. As Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” It’s not as if it pleases the Lord to see them suffer; He always sends out admonitions—many of them, and by many different means—and He urges them to listen.
Moab, like other nations, was urged to make changes for their own good. If not, their daughters would end up like “a wandering bird thrown out of the nest,” and their people would become destitute. Their pride would cause serious repercussions for themselves and their descendants. How true this is even today! When one choses to live in rebellion, it causes harm not only to oneself, but also is detrimental to the loved ones.
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