As this section concludes, it’s only fitting that this final woe is for all nations. This shows that God’s judgement is universal. As we’ve seen, many of these prophecies seem to have a double fulfillment. The immediate context here still speaks to Assyria, but the future fulfillment is still to come, likely following what is known as the Great Tribulation (see Matthew 24:22, Revelation chapters 6, 8-9, and 16-18). Verse 2 tells us that the Lord is “enraged” and “furious.” Again, the context alludes to a rebellious people. His people. His creation. He has to judge, even though He loves His people. This is one of the characteristics of a good judge. The pictures painted here are not pretty. There is death. There is war. There is blood. The warnings are there, we see that in verse 16, where the prophecy tells to go back to the “book of the Lord.” Lastly, the mention of Edom here shows the bearer of this prophecy that what he is saying will come to pass. Remember, this was one of the key elements of a trustworthy prophet (Deuteronomy 18:22). A few days ago, I said that this section that we’re in may have been put here today as a comfort to us during times of trouble. This chapter adds to that thought. We also may be reminded during these troubling times that God is not only the One who saves and protects, but He is also the righteous Judge.