Friday, May 27 2011
Verse of the Week: V11 “And I will execute judgments upon Moab; and they shall know that I am the LORD.”
1. The Ammonites Were Judged (V1-7)
V3 “And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou saidst, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity;”
The Ammonites laughed at the people of Israel or God’s chosen people as God judged and destroyed them for their disobedience and rebellion. However, the Ammonites were also not spared as they too were punished by God for their disobedience and rebellion.
2. The Moabites Were Judged (V8-11)
V11 “And I will execute judgments upon Moab; and they shall know that I am the LORD.”
The Moabites disobeyed and rebelled against God and they were also judged and destroyed by the Almighty God.
3. The Edomites Were Judged (12-14)
V14 “And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to mine anger and according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, saith the Lord GOD.”
The Edomites disobeyed and rebelled against God and they too were judged and completely destroyed by the Almighty God.
4. The Philistines Were Judged (15-17)
V15 “Thus saith the Lord GOD; because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy it for the old hatred;”
The Philistines were the old enemies of Israel and it was no surprise that God severely judged and punished them for their wicked and evil hearts. No one, not even God’s chosen people or Christians, who disobey and rebel against the Almighty God, can ever escape His anger and judgment. Indeed, it is a fearful thing to fall into God’s judgment.
“For we know Him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto Me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge His people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
Prayer of the Week:
Dearest God, please help me to trust and obey You and escape Your fiery judgment.