Today, I am reading and commenting on Ezekiel 27-28.
In today’s passage Ezekiel speaks of Tyre’s coming destruction. He speaks of how Tyre rose to great wealth through doing what was right. That wealth led to power, with people from all over the world coming to Tyre to make their fortune and to defend the nation. However, once Tyre became wealthy and powerful, the people of Tyre became enamored of splendor and luxuries. They thought they had risen above being held accountable for their actions and began to use their wealth and power to accumulate more wealth and power. They stopped relying on fair trades to gather wealth and began taking advantage of others. Other nations no longer felt like they got as good as they got in trade with Tyre. So, when Tyre was threatened they did not come to Tyre’s defense. Tyre paid the price for thinking they were smarter and wiser than everyone else (even than God). What happened to Tyre can happen to the United States. If the people of the United States oppress others they will eventually face the destruction which every other nation which has done that has experienced. No amount of wealth or power, or even wisdom and knowledge, will save them from that end.