“Yet he too is wise and he will bring disaster;
he does not retract his decree.
He will attack the wicked nation,
and the nation that helps those who commit sin.”
The king’s royal advisors sent to make alliance with Egypt because of their military power. But God is wise in his actions, even in his judgments. Man’s wisdom will fail.
We think it wrong when God punishes and causes disaster. We wince at speaking of God’s holiness and righteousness. We’d rather talk about his goodness. But he is wise and judges rightly!