What happened to Petra

Have you seen the mighty and almost impenetrable fortress that was Petra? Go here to learn more: http://www.visitjordan.com/default.aspx?tabid=63

That city was part of Edom, a nation that believed no one could defeat them because of the natural fortress that they had, but in their arrogance they forgot who had established them, and that He could wipe them out easily, because He is the Creator. He said to them,

“‘Will I not in that day,’ says the Lord, ‘Even destroy the wise men from Edom, and understanding from the mountains of Esau? Then your mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that everyone from the mountains of Esau may be cut off by slaughter” (Obadiah 1:8–9).

It happened just as the Lord prophesied, and now Edom is no longer a nation and Petra serves as a tourist trap for the nation of Jordan.
Never let your exalted status make you think that you cannot be brought down, for if the Lord decrees, it will happen, and there is nothing you can do to stop it. Remain humble at all costs.

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