Read Jeremiah 49-50
““Behold, I am against you, O proud one, declares the Lord God of hosts, for your day has come, the time when I will punish you. “
The Lord is against the proud. Father please keep me humble.
“Their Redeemer is strong; the Lord of hosts is his name. He will surely plead their cause, that he may give rest to the earth, but unrest to the inhabitants of Babylon.”
Jeremiah 50:31, 34 ESV
Thank you Jesus for being our redeemer 🤍
Charity When someone texts or shares their bad news, have you ever wondered what in the world do I say?
It’s a small thing we offer the grieving or hurting when we are powerless to change the outcome. What we offer is our presence, basically you just volley back. In someway we are just letting them know, you are not alone. We are like John at the foot of the cross, saying yes I’ll take care of your mother.
Edom is under judgement for dropping the ball when his kinsmen was in need. Babylon won’t escape either. They are harming God’s flock.
Jesus says to Peter🧐 in John 21, Shepherd my sheep indicating he is the shepherd and his people are his flock. And it’s not missed on me that in Jeremiah 50:6-7 Jeremiah speaking for the LORD calls Israel God’s sheep. Further emphasis is found a few short verses later in Jeremiah 50:17 ‘Israel is a scattered flock’.
And just when hope seems lost, God defends his scattered flock. It goes like this: Assyrians destroy Israel, the northern kingdom, in 722-721 B.C. then Nebuchadnezzar destroys Judah, the southern kingdom in 586 B.C. And it all looks pretty tough for Israel, however God holds Assyria and Babylon accountable because pride accompanies their conquests.
So the Lord punishes the king of Assyria, and Nineveh its capital falls in 612 B.C. and Assyria is conquered by the Medes and the Babylonians, in 609.
History tells us humility is paramount. Jesus preaches it as well, ‘blessed are the meek, they will inherit the earth.’