Daily Bible Study

@just4him (91648)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
December 7, 2017 4:07am CST
Day 48 Jeremiah 49:7 49:7 Concerning Edom, thus says the LORD of hosts; Is wisdom no more in Teman? Is counsel perished from the prudent? Is their wisdom vanished? 8 Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will visit him. 9 If grape gatherers come to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? If thieves by night, they will destroy till they have enough. 10 But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbors, and he is not. 11 Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me. 12 For thus says the LORD; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and art thou he that shall altogether go unpunished? Thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink of it. 13 For I have sworn by myself, says the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes. 14 I have heard a rumor from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent unto the heathen, saying, Gather ye together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle. 15 For, lo, I will make thee small among the heathen, and despised among men. 16 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwell in the clefts of the rock, that hold the height of the hill: though thou should make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, says the LORD. 17 Also Edom shall be a desolation: everyone that goes by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof. 18 As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbor cities thereof, says the LORD, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it. 19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? For who is like me? And who will appoint me the time? And who is that shepherd that will stand before me? 20 Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitations desolate with them. 21 The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the Red sea. 22 Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. When do you realize you’re in deep trouble, that there is no way out, no matter what you do? God told Jeremiah he would completely destroy Edom. You might wonder why God would destroy Edom, who is also Esau, Jacob’s twin, and grandson to Abraham. After all, God had not completely destroyed Moab or Ammon, nephews of Abraham, however, he did destroy Edom. From the moment Jacob inherited the birthright, first in selling it to Jacob for a bowl of stew, and then receiving the blessing from Isaac, Esau swore to kill Jacob. When Israel came out of Egypt to go to the Promised Land, the Amalekites stood against Israel and went to war with Israel. The Amalekites were a branch of Esau. In every way, Esau stood against Israel, and God promised to destroy every nation who came against his people, Israel. There was no pardon for Edom. Romans 9:9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son. 10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; 11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calls;) 12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. 13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. As Christians, it is very important that you do not come against God’s chosen people, Israel. He will always defend Israel, and he will defend anyone who stands with Israel to defend her from all her enemies. Do not become an enemy of God by being an enemy of Israel. It will not come out good for you. You cannot be a Christian and hate his people. Remember, Jesus was a Jew. He died first for his chosen people, and then for everyone in the world. Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 2:9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that does evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 10 But glory, honor, and peace, to every man that works good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: 11 For there is no respect of persons with God. God sent Jesus to be the Savior of the world, and everyone who accepts him, will not perish, but have eternal life. That is his all-consuming promise to everyone. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Don’t stand against Israel as Esau did, but stand with them. Let’s pray: Father, thank you for loving me so much, you sent your Son, Jesus, to die for me, and not only me, but everyone in the world. Help me pray for your chosen people, seeking only her good every day of their lives. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 7 December 2017 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@ilocosboy (33263)
• Philippines
7 Dec
Thank you for the message and prayer.
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@just4him (91648)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
You're welcome. Have a blessed day.
@RasmaSandra (13379)
• Riga, Latvia
7 Dec
Always such a comfort to keep to one's faith. I am always surer holding on to the hand of the Lord.
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@just4him (91648)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
So am I. Have a blessed day.
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@mythociate (13898)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
9 Dec
"When do you realize you’re in deep trouble, that there is no way out, no matter what you do?" So what do you do? "Give up the ghost," and let destruction reign?
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@just4him (91648)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Dec
No, I pray and let God handle it.
@mythociate (13898)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
10 Dec
@just4him that would be 'a way out'; I thought 'realizing you're in trouble and there is no way out' meant that you'd already prayed and God's Answer was something else that wouldn't get you out of trouble. What then?
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@just4him (91648)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Dec
@mythociate Prayer is not a way out for someone who believes and trusts in God, which I do. You're obviously not a Christian,
@Dyvette16 (1382)
• San Antonio, Texas
7 Dec
Amen !
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@just4him (91648)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
Thank you for reading the study. Have a blessed day.
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@Dyvette16 (1382)
• San Antonio, Texas
8 Dec
@just4him thank you, you as well
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@Daelii (2035)
• United States
7 Dec
Pray! Pray for forgiveness, guidance, and strength!
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@just4him (91648)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
Yes, absolutely. Have a blessed day.