Focus Verse: Say to Tyre, situated at the gateway to the sea, merchant of peoples on many coasts, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “‘You say, Tyre, “I am perfect in beauty.” (3)
Tyre is depicted as a great sailing ship that God ultimately destroys to the shock of all other nations.
Focus Verse: “‘No longer will the people of Israel have malicious neighbors who are painful briers and sharp thorns. Then they will know that I am the Sovereign Lord. (24)
God promises to rid His people of all their enemies. He promises to give them their own land to live in. They will live in safety and know that He is the Sovereign Lord.
Focus Verse: I have given him Egypt as a reward for his efforts because he and his army did it for me, declares the Sovereign Lord. (20)
Nebuchadnezzar may not have known that His military campaigns were being used by God to punish nations that were disobedient to Him. But we should always remember that “God governs in the affairs of men”. He uses the actions of humans – whether good or bad – to accomplish His will in the earth. Even the hearts of those who are in power, such as kings and presidents, are turned according to God’s sovereign will.
1 Peter 3
Focus Verse: Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives. (1)
This isn’t just true for saved wives who are married to unsaved husbands. Unbelievers can come to believe in Jesus the Christ without us saying a word if our behavior exemplifies the One we claim to follow. The old adage is still true: actions speak louder than words. People may not believe what we say; they have to believe what we do.