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This is the third of three posts about the global economic crisis. In previous posts, Global economies and God's glory and Global economic forces and God's purposes, we saw how the prophet Isaiah uses Tyre and Sidon as an example to show that the financial systems of world powers are under God's sovereignty for His glory and purposes. In this post, Isaiah shows that God's control of financial systems points to the redemption found only in His Son Jesus Christ (Isa. 23:15-18).
Financial systems globally are in turmoil, this time in response to currency devaluations and slowdowns in the Chinese economy, the world's largest. But the prophet Isaiah, who deals with financial downturn across the system as a result of the decline of the commercial heavyweights Tyre and Sidon, shows us good news from Isaiah 23:15-18.