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Fri. Aug. 18, 2017

Daily Reflection August 18

Category: RMM
By: FBC Staff

Jeremiah 47

Jeremiah 47 continues the oracles against the nations. The purpose of these oracles is to establish God as the Lord over all nations of the world. He is the God of Israel but all kingdoms rise and fall by the hand of God. Here, the Philistines are in view. Although they are mentioned in a few stories in the Old Testament, many remembering them from the popular story of David and Goliath, and giving us the current name Palestine, the Philistines eventually disappeared from biblical record and history altogether. They were often referred to as the ‘uncircumcised’ (2 Samuel 1:20) which meant that they were not God’s people and had no relationship with him. So, even though God prospered them for a time, God would not allow an evil nation to not be judged. In this passage, we can observe the immense severity of the hand of God and the sorrow that it caused. Fathers are so burdened with anxiety and anguish that they do not have a care for their children.  To most parents, this would be unthinkable and yet the event is overwhelming all of their natural instincts. Keep reading ...


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