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12 And it
shall come to pass, when it is seen [ra'ah] that Moab [Mow'ab] is weary [la'ah] on the
high place [bamah], that he shall come [bow'] to his sanctuary [miqdash]
to pray [palal]; but he shall not prevail [yakol]. KJV-Interlinear
12 So it
will come about when Moab presents himself, When he wearies himself upon his
high place, And comes to his sanctuary to pray, That he will not prevail. NASB
And in those final days, when all of these things come to pass, when the country is desolated, her cities destroyed, her fields and crops destroyed, her people slain, and when it is apparent that all is truly lost, then the people, or those who are still alive, will run to the various temples looking for help from false gods.
High places, is a reference to the location of the temples. Typically constructed on hill tops or mountain tops or any high ground such that the surrounding area can easily view the temple.
These temples are viewed as places of sanctuary, a place that will provide protection from whatever the problems of life come along.
But these are false gods and false temples, and false sanctuaries. They offer no protection, and no provision, and no answers.
And as stated here, the people looking to their false gods, will find nothing.
Pray as you might to a stone or a picture or a religion or whatever, these things have no life, no ears, no eyes, and cannot hear or see you. And, they certainly cannot help, for they do not exist as forms of deity.
They are only rocks or pictures in paint, or false and invented religions.
The problems are clear.
The people that are running know full well why they are running. They refused to observe Christ as the one true God. They refused to provide aid and shelter to Gods people. The Jews are their object of hatred, and they know why they hate them. The Christians are objects of their hatred and they know why they hate them.
And yet they turn to false gods made of lifeless inanimate objects. They turn to gods of philosophy or religion which are nothing more than invented opinions formed from fancy rhetoric. They turn to gods of things, secular things, the hustle and bustle of human effort to gain riches or wealth or simply to gain things.
And everything in this world is temporary. Nothing in this world is permanent.
Only bible doctrine is permanent, and doctrine in the soul provides the permanence of the completion of oneself.
To look to anything else, other than bible doctrine, leads to certain and guaranteed failure.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.