Friday, October 20, 2006

Isaiah 15 - A prophet weeps

This short and depressing chapter has an interesting verse in it:


5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; …


I think we get a glimpse of how Isaiah feels on the inside about his prophetic calling.  These visions that pass before his eyes must be awful scenes indeed.  Moab may be suffering the wrath of a just God, but Isaiah probably feels as God does, willing to gather us under his wings if we would just repent and turn to him.  Isaiah clearly wishes for the redemption of Moab, but he weeps because of what he knows will happen.


I think that is a powerful thing to have a heart wide enough to have that kind of compassion for a foreign nation.  I pray I can develop that kind of love.

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