So I will send a fire upon Moab and it shall devour the strongholds of Kerioth, and Moab shall die amid uproar, shouting, and the sound of the trumpet.
And I will cut off the ruler from its midst and will slay all its princes with him, says the Lord.
Thus says the Lord: For three transgressions of Judah and for four , I will not reverse the punishment of it or revoke My word concerning it, because they have despised and rejected the law of the Lord and have not kept His commandments, but their lies, after which their fathers have walked, caused them to err and go astray.
So I will send a fire upon Judah and it shall devour the strongholds of Jerusalem.
Thus says the Lord: For three transgressions of Israel and for four , I will not reverse the punishment of it or revoke My word concerning it, because they have sold the just and uncompromisingly righteous for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals;
They pant after the poor dust of the earth on their heads ; they defraud and turn aside the humble ; and a man and his father will have sexual relations with the same maiden, so that My holy name is profaned.
And they lay themselves down beside every altar upon clothes they have taken in pledge , and in the house of their God they frivolously drink the wine which has been exacted from those fined.
Yet I destroyed the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above and his roots from beneath.
Also I brought you up out of the land of Egypt and led you forty years through the wilderness to possess the land of the Amorite.
And I raised up some of your sons for prophets and some of your young men for dedicated ones . Is this not true, O you children of Israel? says the Lord.
But you gave the dedicated ones wine to drink and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.
Behold, I am pressed under you and I will press you down in your place as a cart presses that is full of sheaves.
And flight shall be lost to the swift and refuge shall fail him; the strong shall not retain and confirm his strength, neither shall the mighty deliver himself.
Neither shall he stand who handles the bow, and he who is swift of foot shall not deliver himself; neither shall he who rides the horse deliver his life.
And he who is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked on that day, says the Lord.
Summary: With THIS sermon I DON'T argue the fact that ALL human remains will eventually turn into dust. I however question modern opinion on the issue in relation to Biblical view. What is GOD'S view on cremation? Did HE approve of it? Is it right or wrong?
Summary: Although the surrounding nations do not worship God or claim Him as any authority over them, He still sends a messenger to inform them that they will be held accountable to Him as their judge.
Summary: In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education: God still sees much to judge in America, and we are laid waste by lingering racism. We must recommit to justice in the nation and in the church.