"...that he may do his work, his strange work, and bring to pass his act, his strange act." Isaiah 28:21 KJB
Foretelling of Destruction
City after city there was judgement pronounced on them. They had lived a life serving false gods and doing their own thing and now judgement day has come. Even though they seem to deserve this punishment God calls it a strange work.
God wanted his creation to serve him. To have a relationship with him. Because we have a choice we do not always make the right choice. Even when God sets up the rules, explains the consequences I do not see that he enjoys giving out the punishment. It must be done but he describes it as his strange work.
Help me to see countries who have rejected God and his people in a more compassionate way not rejoicing in their coming judgement. God is not happy to destroy any one.