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Jeremiah 48.13, 35-37, 42 -Sin, Salvation and God’s Glory
Posted: 15 October 2012 in Jeremiah

And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel their confidence….. Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab, saith the Lord, him that offereth in the high places, and him that burneth incense to his gods. Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kirheres: because the riches that he hath gotten are perished. For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped: upon all the hands shall be cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth….. And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he hath magnified himself against the Lord.

Although, in Old Testament times, Israel alone was called to be an elect people of God, it is here made clear that idolatry and the worship of false gods, amongst those not chosen to be the especial recipients of God’s favour, was and is a sin, which will be justly punished by God. As Paul says in Romans 1, all men have an innate knowledge of God, and they will be without excuse when judgment falls upon them.

Were it not for the grace of God, we would all fall under a similar condemnation, since we all share in the falleness which is the common lot of all mankind. Of course nothing happens which is not foreordained by the God who rules over all Creation, and so this comes to pass in order that he alone will be glorified in bringing whom he will to salvation, without them being able to claim any glory for themselves.

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