September 19: Psalm 81; Jeremiah 47-48

Song for Today:
Jesus Loves Me

He is Here

Sing for joy to God our strength;
Shout joyfully to the God of Jacob.
Raise a song, strike the timbrel,
The sweet sounding lyre with the harp.
Blow the trumpet at the new moon,
At the full moon, on our feast day.
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Oh that My people would listen to Me,
That Israel would walk in My ways!
“I would quickly subdue their enemies
And turn My hand against their adversaries.
from Psalm 81

On account of the day that is coming
To destroy all the Philistines,
To cut off from Tyre and Sidon
Every ally that is left;
For the LORD is going to destroy the Philistines,
The remnant of the coastland of Caphtor.
“Baldness has come upon Gaza;
Ashkelon has been ruined.
O remnant of their valley,
How long will you gash yourself?
“Ah, sword of the LORD,
How long will you not be quiet?
Withdraw into your sheath;
Be at rest and stay still.
“How can it be quiet,
When the LORD has given it an order?
from Jeremiah 47

because of your trust in your own achievements and treasures,
Even you yourself will be captured;
And Chemosh will go off into exile
Together with his priests and his princes.
“A destroyer will come to every city,
So that no city will escape;
The valley also will be ruined
And the plateau will be destroyed,
As the LORD has said.
“Give wings to Moab,
For she will flee away;
And her cities will become a desolation,
Without inhabitants in them.
“Cursed be the one who does the LORD’S work negligently,
And cursed be the one who restrains his sword from blood.
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“We have heard of the pride of Moab—he is very proud—
Of his haughtiness, his pride, his arrogance and his self-exaltation.
“I know his fury,” declares the LORD,
“But it is futile;
His idle boasts have accomplished nothing.
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Moab will be destroyed from being a people
Because he has become arrogant toward the LORD.
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“Yet I will restore the fortunes of Moab
In the latter days,” declares the LORD.
from Jeremiah 48
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