Excerpt and Insight from today’s reading
 
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At the height of its glory, Tyre wielded great power and influence, but it could not stand against God’s judgment.

 
   
 
 
 
 

Excerpt from today’s reading:

 

3“Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am your enemy, O Tyre, and I will bring many nations against you, like the waves of the sea crashing against your shoreline. 4They will destroy the walls of Tyre and tear down its towers. I will scrape away its soil and make it a bare rock! 5It will be just a rock in the sea, a place for fishermen to spread their nets, for I have spoken, says the Sovereign LORD. Tyre will become the prey of many nations, 6and its mainland villages will be destroyed by the sword. Then they will know that I am the LORD.

7“This is what the Sovereign LORD says: From the north I will bring King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon against Tyre. He is king of kings and brings his horses, chariots, charioteers, and great army. 8First he will destroy your mainland villages. Then he will attack you by building a siege wall, constructing a ramp, and raising a roof of shields against you. 9He will pound your walls with battering rams and demolish your towers with sledgehammers. 10The hooves of his horses will choke the city with dust, and the noise of the charioteers and chariot wheels will shake your walls as they storm through your broken gates. 11His horsemen will trample through every street in the city. They will butcher your people, and your strong pillars will topple.”

 
 
 
 

Daily insight:

 

Tyre, located sixty miles northwest of Nazareth, was actually a split city—half on an island and half on the mainland, with a channel in between. At the zenith of its power, Tyre controlled virtually all commerce on the Mediterranean and boasted colonies in Africa, Spain, and Britain. After the Babylonian siege, however, it never regained its former glory. Today, the once-proud city is nothing more than a bare rock where fishermen spread their nets—a remarkable fulfillment of Ezekiel’s prophecy (Ezekiel 26:4-5).

 
 

Adapted from the Daily Walk Devotional by Walk Thru the Bible www.walkthru.org.

 
 
 

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