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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Chronological Reading Plan for Aug 21, Jer 46-48

Today's readings are Jer 46-48. Tomorrow's are Jer 49-50. 

Jer 46 is a bookend to Jer 25, one which describes the judgment that will pour out on the nations that oppose Judah and Israel. Notice that Egypt, which was thought to be a safe place against the Babylonian invasion, will be particularly hard hit. God promises to preserve His people throughout the slaughter that will take place. 

The Philistines will fall as well, as will Ashkelon. 

Moab will be decimated, their primary god, Chemosh, carried away into exile. 

God is all-powerful and omnipresent. As we've seen in the last few chapters of Jeremiah, the safety we seek from the world can be precarious, even dangerous. The only true safety is in Him. This is a remarkable portrayal of the gospel as the only safety from judgment and condemnation is in Christ Jesus.

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