Isaiah Chapter Fifteen part 2, A study of Isaiah 15:5, Isaiah 15:6 - 8, and Isaiah 15:9 with our Common Man's Commentary and study quiz

Isaiah 15:5

"My heart cries out over Moab; her fugitives flee as far as Zoar, as far as Eglath Shelishiyah. They go up the way to Luhith, weeping as they go; on the road to Horonaim they lament their destruction." NIV translation

Here, we see that the people fled instead of repenting and turning to God. We see how much God cares for them as His heart cries out for them. The same is true for the almost persuaded of today as God's heart cries out each and every Sunday as they are so close to the kingdom and yet so far. They, like the Moabites, will attempt to flee the coming judgment of God.

Isaiah 15:6 - 8

"The waters of Nimrim are dried up and the grass is withered; the vegetation is gone and nothing green is left. So the wealth they have acquired and stored up they carry away over the Ravine of the Poplars. Their outcry echoes along the border of Moab; their wailing reaches as far as Eglaim, their lamentation as far as Beer Elim." NIV translation

God judged the land of Moab and the people fled. We are reminded that storing up wealth on this earth is a waste of time. The "almost persuaded" will put in their time in a church service but the majority of their time is focused on building their legacy or their bank accounts.

Isaiah 15:9

"Dimon's waters 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." NIV translation

The water for the city of Dibon was turned to blood and they fled but still more judgment was to follow. Just as the blood was a sign for Pharaoh to repent and let Israel go, God was still calling them to repent before the coming final judgment.

This pattern continues as we see waters turned to blood during the Great Tribulation period before the coming final judgment by Jesus Christ (the Lion of the tribe of Judah). The "almost persuaded" will not escape the coming judgment!

Isaiah Chapter Fifteen Study Quiz

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