Isaiah spoke this word against Tyre,
“The burden against Tyre. Wail, you ships of Tarshish! For it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no harbor; from the land of Cyprus it is revealed to them” (Isaiah 23:1).
Without shipping, there would be nothing left of Tyre, which had grown wealthy and powerful because of shipping.
Yet, the nation displeased the Lord and so He knocked down what made them strong, and in what they trusted.
In what does your nation trust? Whether it is the Lord or something else, it all begins with you. In what do you trust?