Thursday, August 26 2010
Verse of the Week: V29 “We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud) his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.”
1. The Deceitful Shall Be Cursed (V1-25)
V10 “Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.”
The world says, “The end justifies the means” or we can do anything we want as long as we are not caught. That is why we should not be surprise when we read the newspaper or watch the news that people whom we esteem highly have fallen from grace. However, God’s ways are different from man’s ways. God says, “Curse is he that does the work of the Lord deceitfully” or whatever we do for God we must do it with honesty and integrity. God’s prophet, Jeremiah, repeatedly warned the Moabites to repent of their deceitful ways, otherwise, God shall remove their horn of honour and glory and break their arms of power and strength.
V25 “The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, saith the LORD.”
2. The Mighty Shall Be Humbled (V26-46)
V29 “We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud) his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.”
In spite of Jeremiah’s repeated warnings, the Moabites never take heed but were exceeding proud and defied God’s warnings and continued in their sins and wickedness. Eventually, God destroyed them as a nation and a people.
V42 “And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he hath magnified himself against the LORD.”
3. The Humbled Shall Be Forgiven (V47)
V47 “Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab in the latter days, saith the LORD. Thus far is the judgment of Moab.”
Though Moab was a proud nation and the people were arrogant, yet one day, God will forgive and restore them when they humble themselves and repent of their wickedness. God loves all the people as we are all made in His image. God’s desire is that we humble ourselves, and serve and worship Him as the true and living God.
“But He giveth more grace. Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”
Prayer of the Week
Dearest God, please humble me and give me grace to serve and worship You.