In the books of the prophets, we read many chapters where God proclaims judgment over other nations. The prophet explained why judgment came in each nation.

Some who read these books think God is a harsh judge. They see Him as one who says, “Do what I say or I will strike you with lightning!”

God is loving! The judgment was the natural consequence of not following His laws. (If we ignore the Law of Gravity we will always suffer a consequence and sometimes a broken bone!) God hated seeing any nation in pain. He mourned deeply for them.

Jeremiah 48:36, “Therefore My heart will wail for Moab like pipes, and My heart will wail like pipes for the men of Kir Hareseth, because the riches that they have gotten have perished.” Modern English Version

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“Pipe. Played by mourners at funerals (see Matthew 9:23-24).” New International Version Study Bible Notes

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Jeremiah 48:31, “Therefore I will howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab. My heart shall mourn for the men of Kir Hareseth.” Modern English Version

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