Jeremiah 10:1-25 Listen Israel: This is what the Lord says: Do not learn the ways of the nations or be worried by signs and portents. It is other peoples who are terrified by them. For the gods’ of the nations are shams, just as dumb as scarecrows. Do not fear them, they can do no harm, nor can they do any good. Where can any other be found like You, Lord? You are great and mighty, fear of You is a fitting tribute for the King of the nations. One and all, the nations are stupid and foolish, making idols of materialistic things and worshipping false gods. But the Lord is God in truth, a living God, the eternal King. The earth quakes and no nation can endure His fury. You can be sure, those false gods will disappear on the Day of the Lord’s wrath.
God made the heavens and the earth by His power, wisdom and knowledge. He controls the wind and rain. Everyone is brutish and ignorant and those who teach false doctrines, promote idolatry and divination will be discredited and will perish when the Day of Reckoning comes. Jacob’s God is not like these, for He is the creator of the universe. Israel are the people He claims as His own. Y’hovah/Y’eshuah is His Name.
Gather up your belongings, to leave the Land you who live under siege. For this is what the Lord says: This time, I shall throw out the whole population of the Land, I shall press them and squeeze them dry.
[Zion says:] Oh! The pain of my afflictions, I am laid low and must endure it. My dwellings are destroyed and my people have gone away. Their leaders are senseless, they do not enquire of the Lord, so their flock is scattered. Listen; a rumour comes, a great uproar from the North – a great horde is ready to make Judah desolate. Pour out Your fury on those nations that do not acknowledge You, for they have swallowed Jacob and desecrated his Land.
I am aware, Lord, that one’s ways are not of our own choosing, nor is it within our power to determine our course in life. Correct me, Lord, but with justice, not with anger, lest I be destroyed Ref: REB,NIV. Abridged and paraphrased
Do not be worried about earthquakes and storms, etc. They are natural events, we just hear about them more, due to better news reporting. We must avoid the idols of our time: materialism, atheism and false religions. Luke 21:34-36
On the Lord’s Day of vengeance, He will judge the idolaters and the godless leaders. Isa 66:17, Jeremiah 3:23-25, Ezekiel 20:30-31, Micah 5:10-15
‘My people, get out, for this time the Land of Greater Israel will be cleared of all evil and apostate people’. Ezekiel 21:3, Jeremiah 12:14 All the Holy Land will become empty and desolate, then it will be regenerated, Isaiah 35:1-10, Ezekiel 36:8, and His people will gather to live there in peace and security. Isaiah 11:11-12, Zechariah 10:8-12
“A horde assembles against Judah” Psalm 83 – an Ishmaelite confederation. Micah 4:1
“pour out Your fury’, the Day of the Lord’s vengeance and wrath against His enemies, those peoples and nations that do not acknowledge the Lord and hate His people. Haggai 2:22, Isaiah 66:15-16, Zech. 3:8, 2 Peter 3:7, Revelation 6:12-17
The Lord controls our destiny. We plead for His justice and mercy. Psalm 37:1-40 Pray for His protection on the great Day of His wrath against the nations. Prov. 3:25-26 –