The King and His Tears: The Oracle about Moab

Where is God when we lose everything we’ve worked hard to gain, run for our lives, and have no hope for the future? Isn’t He compassionate? Doesn’t He love us? What is He doing?

photo courtesy of george and cathy brown

This two-chapter oracle to Moab presents, perhaps, an unexpected picture of what God is doing when we weep. He is weeping, too.

Do you find it difficult to believe that the Sovereign of the universe could enter into our suffering so fully? Then you need this oracle as much as Moab, for in it you will find that the Hope of Israel is the Hope of Moab—and the Hope for you in your sorrow.

Title: The King and His Tears: The Oracle about Moab

Text: Isaiah 15–16

Overview

  • human grief
  • divine grief
  • objections
  • entering in

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