Some nations think they are above their neighbours, beyond examination but Isaiah’s God told him otherwise. Isaiah is riveting and unforgettable in his evaluations of his own nation from the very first chapter of his prophecy. All the rosy talk about national treasures, grand civic institutions, and massive strides in executing justice is simply a lot of hot air. Perish the thought that I am being negative: negative is the dynamic in the so-called Judeo-Christian worldview and general morality across the globe. That defence force or armed forces complex that the nations depend on is – not will be – trash, pure and simple. If you have ever seen a few minutes of rain cripple a major city you know it is not an idle threat when the armies of all the nations are threatened with utter destruction.
Your armies are trash
1) Draw near, O nations, to hear; and listen, O peoples! Let the earth and all it contains hear, and the world and all that springs from it. 2) For the Lord’s indignation is against all the nations, And His wrath against all their armies; He has utterly destroyed them, He has given them over to slaughter.Isaiah 34:1-2
Why the destruction of armies is a thing
“Pharaoh’s chariots and his army He has cast into the sea; And the choicest of his officers are drowned in the Red Sea.Exodus 15:4
Nuclear backfires are the blind of event that make Murphy’s Law reliable and Goliath’s weapons and armour ridiculous.
Slingshot accuracy and decisiveness
Nations use their armies to oppress, harass and maintain their hold on the lives of their own citizens and it is therefore not surprising that they use them against heterogeneous populations. From the Pacific to the Atlantic we see evil’s ugly head rising in the name of security and self-defence, and it is often way more selfishness than any common virtue. Law and order is the rubbish that vicious and ruthless criminals propose as their nation’s guiding light instead of actually building stable lifestyles and equal opportunities for their people.
The David and Goliath story is comfort enough without invoking miraculous intervention. We had better get ready for the felling of big trees by snall axes.
Isaiah 34:8 assures us that Yahweh has a day of vengeanc, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion. It is that simple!