This is my first post of this meme. I'm excited.
I was reading in Isaiah 15-16
Now, I am not a biblical scholar. I've never been to seminary, and I don't have the bible in the Greek translation. I just read it. I depend on the Holy Spirit to teach me and I might pick up a study here and there for more depth and history, but for the most part I usually have laundry that I need to hang up and put away.
So, follow me on this . . .
The people of Moab come from an ugly act of incest (Genesis 19:36-38) and remember the story of the talking donkey? That was the king and princes of Moab who were afraid of the Israelites so were asking Balaam to curse them. (Numbers 22)
Then, right there in this story Balaam says:
"I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near.
A star will come out of Jacob;
a scepter will rise out of Israel."
A foretelling of Christ.
And now when I'm reading Isaiah talking about Moab, I find this:
"In love a throne will be established;
in faithfulness a man will sit on it—
one from the house of David—
one who in judging seeks justice
and speeds the cause of righteousness."
Another foretelling of Christ. Random?
Yeah - I've learned God seldom, if ever, is random.
Why here? Why now? Why again when we are talking about Moab do we hear about Jesus?
Because of Ruth, who will be the great grandmother to King David - the line that Jesus comes from? (Ruth 1, 4)
See, now that, to me, is just plain cool.
"O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago"