Today’s passage: Jeremiah 48:1-47
- Our attention is turned now to the Lord’s judgment against Moab, the descendants of Lot (Genesis 19:37).
- Chemosh was the main god worshipped by the Moabites (Verse 7).
- Chemosh did not exists. But, the Word of God tells us that behind every false god, there is demonic activity (Deuteronomy 32:16-17).
- The “horn” is symbolic of a nations military power. (Verse 25)
- Moab refused to be humbled by God’s judgment. Their pride resulted in their loss of joy and hope…and the weeping of God.
Questions to consider:
- If the Moabites were to be ashamed of their god in their defeat, and if their shame was being compared to the way Israel saw “Bethel” (The house of God), how did Israel view God? Why don’t we view God the same way the nations view their false gods? Beyond the fact that our God actually exists, what are the other differences of view?
- If we treat God the way the Moabites would have treated Chemosh, what would we not be understanding?
- What do we learn about the heart of God even as He renders judgment to those who have rejected Him? Did God get enjoyment out of judging Moab? What was their downfall? What accompanied their pride in themselves?