-An oracle concerning Moab, which was Lot’s incestuous son’s people who settled east of the Dead Sea, is begun in this section of Scripture. Several names of fortified cities are listed to receive sudden and utter devastation. Weeping and sorrow will be the end result for this people who worshipped their idols Chemosh and Baal and made things hard for the children of Israel as they moved through their territory on their way to the Promised Land, and later antagonizing them (Numbers 22-24, Judges 3:13-14, Jeremiah 48). They will be overthrown violently and ruthlessly (Isaiah 15:1-9). *Application* We will always reap what we sow. Sow righteousness before the LORD your God and don’t turn to idols in your life. Follow Him all your days that it may go well with you (Deuteronomy 4:40; 6:18, Jeremiah 38:20; 42:6).
Verse to Memorize: Isaiah 15:8