Our passage today begins a series of oracles predicting God’s judgment upon the nations.
- The Lord Reigns – God is not just the God of Israel, but he reigns over all the nations. He decides when nations form and when they end. He brings judgment on Judah’s enemies: Babylon, Assyria, Philistia, and Moab. None can annul God’s purpose or stop his actions (14:27). How can this truth be an encouragement to you in a world often opposed to God?
- Proud Humbled – God will humble the proud and the arrogant (13:11, 14:12-15). What pride do you need to confess to the Lord and turn away from?