Monday, November 28, 2011
Judgment Against the Evil Kings
Book of Jeremiah chapter 22 talks about the Judgment of God over the evil King.
Jeremiah 22: 1-9, " Thus says the LORD, " GO down to the house of the king of Judah, and there speak this word, " and says, ' Hear the word of the Lord, "O king of Judah, you who sit on the throne of David, you and your servants and your people who enter these gates !
3 ' Thus says the LORD : " Execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the plundered out of the hand of the oppressor. Do no wrong and do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.
4 " For if you indeed do this thing, then shall enter the gates of this house, riding on horses and in chariots, ACCOMPANIED BY servants and people, kings who sit on the throne of David.
5 " But if you will not hear these words, I SWEAR by Myself," says the LORD, " that this house shall become a desolation," ' "
6 For thus says the LORD to the house of the king of Judah:
" You are Gilead to Me,
The head of Lebanon;
Yet I surely will make you a wilderness,
Cities which are not inhabited.
7 I will prepare destroyers against you,
Everyone with his weapons :
They shall cut down your choice cedars
And cast them into the fire.
8 " And many nations will pass by this city; and everyone will say to his neighbor, "Why has the LORD done so to this great city?'
9 " Then they will answer, ' Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshiped other gods and served them.' "
Blessed be the name of the Lord forever and ever.