August 18, 2013

Two things amazed me in today’s readings:

  1. God’s love for Moab (now called Jordan), Jeremiah 48:37, and
  2. God’s fulfilled prophecy over Moab, Jeremiah 48:47.

Jeremiah 48:47, “Yet will I reverse the captivity and restore the fortunes of Moab in the latter days, says the Lord…”

Amplified Bible Notes: “As complete and continuous as the desolation of Moab and Ammon was for so many long centuries, yet God is keeping His word for their restoration ‘in the latter days’ (Jer. 48:47) in a remarkable manner. For instance, Amman, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (formerly called Transjordan, and in the Bible times the ancient Rabbah of Ammon), was a mere village in 1900, but by 1960 it was a city of 200,000 inhabitants. One can only stand in awe and reverent amazement at the precision with which the prophecies of the Word of God are being carried out in the present day and age.”

God loves all races and nationalities, even those that are against his chosen people, the Israelis.