"Settled On the Dregs of Pride"
Wednesday AM Bible Study
June 22, 2005
This chapter continues God's word through Jeremiah to the surrounding
nations. This time, the word is to Moab - one of the two nations that came
from Lot, and that were a perpetual troubler of Israel. The warning of it's
destruction had already been given (Num. 24:17; Isaiah 15-16; Amos 2:1-3);
and now, it comes as Babylon approaches.
Moab had escaped much that the other nations had suffered. Therefore, it
had grown prideful and self-confident; sinfully indulgent and arrogant. It
had become like wine that had been allowed to rest and refine, and feed on
its dregs until it had become strong in itself (vv. 11-13). Now comes the
time for the wine to be tipped.
I. DESTRUCTION OF THE PRIDEFUL LIFE (vv. 1-8).
II. REASONS GIVEN FOR THE PRIDE (vv. 9-15).
III. SUDDEN SHAME UPON THE PRIDEFUL (vv. 16-30).
IV. MOURNING OVER THE PRIDEFUL ONES' SHAME (vv. 31-39).
V. PUNISHMENT OF THE PRIDEFUL (vv. 40-46).
IV. FUTURE HOPE FOR THE FORMERLY PRIDEFUL (v. 47).