Against The Nations: Ammon and Edom - Jeremiah 49:1-22

AGAINST THE NATIONS: Ammon and Edom

Jeremiah 49:1-22

 

I.                Judgment on Ammon (vs. 1-6)

*Ammon descended from Lot and dwelt east of the Dead Sea and north of the Moabites.  Here they fall under God’s punishment at the hands of the Babylonians / Chaldeans five years after the fall of Jerusalem 582-581 BC.

a. Verse 1 gets right to the point with God’ problem with Ammon.     Why would God ask if Israel has no sons?  (Deut 3:12-22) _________  _______________ _________________________________________

b. Milcom (Molech) was the god of the Ammonites.  One of the pagan worship practices involved sacrificing children by fire in idol/furnace.  Israel participated in this abomination leading to their judgment and destruction in 722 BC. Now Ammon has occupied Gad’s land…Can  you guess what comes next? _________________________________­_

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c. What had Ammon trusted in? _______________________________ _________________________________________________________

d. After destruction at the hand of Babylon what promise for good does the Lord extend?  __________________________________________

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II.              Judgment on Edom (vs. 7-22)

*Edom descended from Esau and dwelt south east of the Dead Sea and south of the Moabites.  Here they fall under God’s punishment at the hands of the Babylonians / Chaldeans probably about 582-581 BC.

a. What is significant about the destruction purposed against Edom?  _________________________________________________________

b. How long lasting was this judgment to continue? _______________ _________________________________________________________

c. Verse 12 indicates that the Israelites who were not suppose to experience this level of God’s judgment had so is there any way Edom  is going to escape it? ________________________________________

d. In what ways had Edom deceived herself in her pride? ___________

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e. To what cities destruction will Edom’s destruction be comparable?

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f. Verses 19-21 refer to Babylon as God’s instrument of destruction.  Who can withstand God? ____________________________________

g. What is noticeably absent at the end of this judgment that was   present at the end of Moab’s judgment (Jer 48:47) and Ammon’s judgment (Jer. 49:6)? _______________________________________

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   III.     Application:  How is God’s sovereignty on display in the summary

          of Ammon’ and Edom’s judgment? ____________________________

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