“On account of the day that is coming To destroy all the Philistines, To cut off from Tyre and Sidon Every ally that is left; For the LORD is going to destroy the Philistines, The remnant of the coastland of Caphtor.” (47:4)
Wikipedia states that the Philistines were defeated, taken into exile by Nebuchadnezzar, and never recovered. The LORD completed the task He employed His people to accomplish 800-ish years prior.
Sometimes we tell ourselves, and each other, that if we don’t “do the LORD’s work”, it will never happen. We need to rally because He’s depending on us.
He doesn’t rely on us for anything. He is patient, and invites us to be involved, but He isn’t about to let our bumbling inability to act slow Him down forever. All His plans will come to pass.
His judgment against Moab is different. He will destroy the “People of Chemosh”, but will one day restore their fortune.
“Woe to you, Moab! The people of Chemosh have perished; For your sons have been taken away captive And your daughters into captivity. Yet I will restore the fortunes of Moab In the latter days,” declares the LORD. Thus far the judgment on Moab.” (48:46-47)
“And Moab will be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel, their confidence.” (48:13)
To refresh, Chemosh is Moab’s god, and Bethel is where Jeroboam set up a golden calf for Israel to worship instead of having them go to the temple in Jerusalem. So much of this is rooted in our inability to see Who God is, and foolishly chasing after false power, to our shame.
Everything will come to light, in time.
If you’re impatient for His Kingdom come, His will be done on earth as it is in heaven, JOIN HIM. Pray this prayer as Jesus taught us. Press on to Know Him. Discover the attributes of His Kingdom and ask Him how you can be a part of bringing it to earth, living it on earth. Jesus did say the Kingdom was at hand.
He will do it. Will you be with Him?