Today’s Reading – Jeremiah 49-50
Why do you boast of your valleys, boast of your valleys so fruitful? Unfaithful Daughter Ammon, you trust in your riches and say, ‘Who will attack me?’ I will bring terror on you from all those around you,” declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty. Jeremiah 49:4-5
The litany of prophecy continues as seemingly no one is left out. The Ammonites are to be punished. They have been a thorn in the side of the Israelites beginning in the days of Joshua. They have continued to fight with the tribe of Gad, but that is to come to an end (so says God).
Apparently the Ammonites believed they were above reproach. They trusted in the earthly wealth they had as a sign that God was pleased with them. Apparently they went as far as to boast believing that no one would dare attack them – think again. All the gold in Fort Knox won’t save you this time.
It is easy to get comfortable and secure in the things of life and do not get me wrong there is nothing wrong with the riches of life. The problem comes when we begin to place our trust and value in the things of life. The Ammonites are about to get a big reminder from God regarding this . . . Do you need one as well?
Tomorrow’s Reading – Jeremiah 51-52