Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/10/25

“The Broken Jar” by Rick Sanders

English: Map showing states around Israel and ...

English: Map showing states around Israel and Judah. The Kingdoms around Israel and Judah are colored: Phoenicia -Brown Aram Damascus – Aquamarine Amon – Orange Moab – Purple Edom – Yellow Philistia – Red The map shows the region in the 9th century BCE. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

God uses this image of a jar for the land of Moab.

“I will put an end to Moab,” says the LORD, “for the people offer sacrifices at the pagan shrines and burn incense to their false gods. (NLT)

Moab’s god was Chemosh. And, God did not like Moab’s shrine practices. So, God removed their wine making capability and symbolized the Moabites as a wine jar. In verse 12 of Chapter 48 of Jeremiah writes of God that the people will be poured out of the wine jar and then shattered.

“For I have smashed Moab like an old, unwanted jar. How it is shattered!” v.38-39

What practices do we Christians do that upset God?

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