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9 The LORD
[Yahovah] of hosts [tsaba'] hath
purposed [ya`ats] it, to stain [chalal] the pride [ga'own] of all
glory [tsabiy], and to bring into contempt [qalal] all the honourable [kabad]
of the earth ['erets]. KJV-Interlinear
9 The Lord of hosts has purposed it, to defile the pompous pride of
all glory, to dishonor all the honored of the earth. ESV
Tyre is representative of the economies of the world, throughout all of human history. Make sure that you understand that. This is a prophecy of the final days of history. This is not a rendition of the history of an actual city at some past but certain time in history, and certainly not a record of some person or group of people that did great things in business.
This is s record of the phenomenal history of Gods provision, throughout history, despite all of the opposition toward God, from nearly everyone in history, and then mans delusional ideas and subsequent self-destruction due to the rejection of Gods plan.
And God herein states that it is His purpose to demonstrate the difference between His design and provision, as opposed to mans plans.
Gods design works. Mans delusional ideas do not work.
Look around at literally every country on this planet. Countries that are ruled by religion and socialism are riddled with problems, some are still living in the stone age, so to speak.
Countries, of which there are very few, who have a history of Christianity and free enterprise, which is a fundamental principle of Christianity, are far advanced, innovative, prosperous and certainly more blessed that all of the others combined. And yet, even in the so called Christian countries there is a movement to rid themselves of the successful Christian fundamentals and turn to the failed systems of the other countries. Go figure!
And so the wise of this world, who are not really wise, are going to be shown as the fools of fools.
And you should not want to be counted or included among them.
Whether it is radio waves in the air or raw materials in the ground, man did not invent them, but only discovered them, which God had already invented and made provision for, and then put them to use in the many products that we have today.
Man did not invent economies, but only discovered what God had designed in eternity past. Unfortunately man tries to improve on the best plan and then it becomes worse.
How smart can one be, to make something perfect into something that is imperfect, to take Gods design and plan and throw it out and replace it with something that is never going to work.
This principle applies on the world scale as well as on the personal level for what you think and do in your life.
And as we have already seen, it will all come to a screeching halt in the final days of history, whenever that is, but it also applies today in your own personal life, of which so many people simply mess up with their own versions of rejecting Gods design.
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