In a world bent on rebellion, the early chapters of Isaiah will lead to a very sobering study. As I was reading through the first couple of chapters recently, it was striking by how relevant they are to our world today. The Lord gave the prophecy about Israel, but it’s almost impossible to not draw parallels with most of our Western world, particularly the USA. Some believe America is modern-day Israel in terms of biblical prophecy.
I disagree, but that is not the point of this discussion. The point is to recognize God is consistent and will surely punish modern nations just as He did Israel in ancient times if we continue to rebel against Him. The Lord is exceedingly patient, but eventually, that patience will wane and His holiness will demand justice. Perhaps we are already seeing that justice revealed.