“Yes, after seventy years the Lord will revive Tyre. But she will be no different than she was before. She will again be a prostitute to all kingdoms around the world. But in the end her profits will be given to the Lord. Her wealth will not be hoarded but will provide good food and fine clothing for the Lord’s priests.” 23:17-18
These verses, sewn in neatly at the end of chapter 23, ministered to me today. I love when Scripture reminds me that God is sovereign over our sin and over evil.
God will take this dirty money, earned in a detestable way, and turn it into riches used to bless his people and grow his kingdom. God is in the business of turning things upside down and redeeming everything.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21
Is there something ugly in your life God has turned into something beautiful? For his kingdom? An addiction, a vice, a person, a trait or a choice? Pause and thank God for the way he turns evil into good.
Is there something you’re hesitant to hand over to him, that you think is useless, or unable to be redeemed?