Beauty to ashes….

Ezekiel 27:1-11

The word of the LORD came again to me, saying, 2 “Now, son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyre, 3 and say to Tyre, ‘You who are situated at the entrance of the sea, merchant of the peoples on many coastlands, thus says the Lord GOD:

​​“O Tyre, you have said,

​‘​I am perfect in beauty.’

4 ​​Your borders are in the midst of the seas.

​​Your builders have perfected your beauty.

5 ​​They made all your planks of fir trees from Senir;

​​They took a cedar from Lebanon to make you a mast.

6 ​​Of oaks from Bashan they made your oars;

​​The company of Ashurites have inlaid your planks

​​With ivory from the coasts of Cyprus. [fn1]

7 ​​Fine embroidered linen from Egypt was what you spread for your sail;

​​Blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah was what covered you.

8 ​​“Inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad were your oarsmen;

​​Your wise men, O Tyre, were in you;

​​They became your pilots.

9 ​​Elders of Gebal and its wise men

​​Were in you to caulk your seams;

​​All the ships of the sea

​​And their oarsmen were in you

​​To market your merchandise.

10 ​​“Those from Persia, Lydia, [fn2] and Libya [fn3]

​​Were in your army as men of war;

​​They hung shield and helmet in you;

​​They gave splendor to you.

11 ​​Men of Arvad with your army were on your walls all around,

​​And the men of Gammad were in your towers;

​​They hung their shields on your walls all around;

​​They made your beauty perfect.

Pasted from <http://www.blueletterbible.org/tools/printerFriendly.cfm?b=Eze&c=27&v=1&t=NKJVP>

http://www.sipmom.com/2012/06/beauty-for-ashes.html

Beauty to ashes…

God, himself, describes the wonder of Tyre.  A place where a diverse mix of people became a melting pot.  Each group contributed to the beauty of Tyre.  The same could be said of our country, today.  O may we continue to seek the Lord and his ways, that we not share in the fate of Tyre as well!

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One thought on “Beauty to ashes….

  1. Yes, may we pray for this nation that we do not share in the fate of Tyre. I like the way you compared all of this. Good post and God Bless, SR

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