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.

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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!


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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