“For thus says the Lord GOD: ‘Behold, I will bring against Tyre from the north Nebuchadnezzar [fn1] king of Babylon, king of kings, with horses, with chariots, and with horsemen, and an army with many people. 8 He will slay with the sword your daughter villages in the fields; he will heap up a siege mound against you, build a wall against you, and raise a defense against you. 9 He will direct his battering rams against your walls, and with his axes he will break down your towers. 10 Because of the abundance of his horses, their dust will cover you; your walls will shake at the noise of the horsemen, the wagons, and the chariots, when he enters your gates, as men enter a city that has been breached. 11 With the hooves of his horses he will trample all your streets; he will slay your people by the sword, and your strong pillars will fall to the ground. 12 They will plunder your riches and pillage your merchandise; they will break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses; they will lay your stones, your timber, and your soil in the midst of the water. 13 I will put an end to the sound of your songs, and the sound of your harps shall be heard no more. 14 I will make you like the top of a rock; you shall be a place for spreading nets, and you shall never be rebuilt, for I the LORD have spoken,’ says the Lord GOD.
The material wealth we hold dear can be taken from us. Anything not of God can be destroyed. Only what is of God will last through eternity. The devastation described here did come to pass and what was left behind by man was totally lost by a natural event of nature – Tyre sank into the sea. We see our material goods and our human efforts today stolen, burnt, flooded. But what we share for Christ reaps eternal benefits for those who receive and for those who share. Where should our efforts and focus then be?