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“All of mankind is judged fairly by God.” <>< Dona (11/04/20)

Please read Jeremiah 46 through 48.  If you don’t have a Bible handy just click here -> Biblegateway.com. The Biblegateway website should open for you to use. Type in the chapters you want to read and select the translation you want to read them from. Click search and the chapters should appear. Once you read the suggested chapters close the screen and you should return here.

Jeremiah 46 Theme

Egypt and Israel.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, Your message was about the Egyptians (see v. 2, 10), the Israelites (v. 27-28) and their futures.

Something to think about

This chapter is about Egypt and God’s judgment.  God loves all people and wants all to come to Him.  But God is holy and cannot tolerate sin.  When God judges He is fair.  He shows no prejudice nor does He seek revenge. 

Something to experience

God doesn’t want to punish us.  God wants to save us.  God judges each of us by the same standard.  Sometimes God has to punish us to correct and purify us. Though it may be painful it’s necessary for our correction and purification.

Scripture to hide in your heart

Jeremiah 46:2 Of Egypt: concerning the army of Pharaoh Necoh king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates in Carchemish, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon struck in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah.

Jeremiah 46:10 For that day is of the Lord, the Lord Almighty, a day of vengeance, that He may avenge Himself of His adversaries.  The sword will devour and be satiated, and will drink its fill of their blood; for the Lord, the Lord Almighty, has a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.

Jeremiah 46:27-28 27 “But don’t you be afraid, Jacob My servant.  Don’t be dismayed, Israel; for, behold, I will save you from afar, and your offspring from the land of their captivity.  Jacob will return, and will be quiet and at ease.  No one will make him afraid.  28 Don’t be afraid, O Jacob My servant,” says the Lord; “for I am with you; for I will make a full end of all the nations where I have driven you; but I will not make a full end of you, but I will correct you in measure, and will in no way leave you unpunished.”

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Jeremiah 47 Theme

The Philistines (v.1).

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, the land is going to be overrun (v. 2-3).

Something to think about

In this chapter the Lord is about to destroy the Philistines (v. 4).  

Something to experience

The Lord is in control of all the nations in the world.  Including ours. And God has a plan for our nation.

Scripture to hide in your heart

Jeremiah 47:1 The Lord’s word that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the Philistines, before Pharaoh struck Gaza.

Jeremiah 47:2-3 2 The Lord says: “Behold, waters rise up out of the north, and will become an overflowing stream, and will overflow the land and all that is therein, the city and those who dwell therein.  The men will cry, and all the inhabitants of the land will wail.  At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong ones, at the rushing of his chariots, at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers don’t look back to their children for feebleness of hands”

Jeremiah 47:4 “because of the day that comes to destroy all the Philistines, to cut off from Tyre and Sidon every helper who remains; for the Lord will destroy the Philistines, the remnant of the isle of Caphtor.”


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Jeremiah 48 Theme

Moab (v. 1-4).

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, Moab would be destroyed (v. 15-16).

Something to think about

Moab was filled with pride and conceit (v. 29). God doesn’t tolerate pride (v. 30). 

Something to experience

We are sinning when we become puffed up about our accomplishments, abilities, or belongings.  We are allowing pride to take over.

Scripture to hide in your heart

Jeremiah 48:1-4 1 Of Moab. The Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “Woe to Nebo!  For it is laid waste.  Kiriathaim is disappointed.  It is taken.  Misgab is put to shame and broken down.  The praise of Moab is no more.  In Heshbon they have devised evil against her: ‘Come! Let’s cut her off from being a nation.’  You also, Madmen, will be brought to silence.  The sword will pursue you.  The sound of a cry from Horonaim, desolation and great destruction!  Moab is destroyed.  Her little ones have caused a cry to be heard.”

Jeremiah 48:15-16 15 “Moab is laid waste, and they have gone up into his cities, and his chosen young men have gone down to the slaughter,” says the King, whose name is the Lord Almighty.  16 “The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his affliction hurries fast.”

Jeremiah 48:29-30 29 “We have heard of the pride of Moab. He is very proud in his loftiness, his pride, his arrogance, and the arrogance of his heart.  30 I know his wrath,” says Yahweh, “that it is nothing; his boastings have done nothing.”


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Prayer

Lord, I pray we will not fear or be dismayed for we trust You to save us (Jeremiah 46:27a). Lord, I ask for peace and security for us and our nation (Jeremiah 46:27b). Lord, I pray You will be with us and we will submit to Your discipline for You are a just God (Jeremiah 46:28). I pray we will trust in You and not our deeds or our riches (Jeremiah 48:7).  Lord, I pray we will not be lax but will do the work You’ve chosen for us to do (Jeremiah 48:10).  Lord, I pray we will humbly live our lives before You (Jeremiah 48:29). In Christ Jesus’ I pray.  AMEN.

“May you and I live our lives humbly before the Lord.” <>< Dona