The Word for today: Jeremiah 48
Mark this: verse 44, "Whoever flees from the terror will fall into the pit, whoever climbs out of the pit will be caught in a snare; for I will bring upon Moab the year of her punishment declares the LORD."
Jeremiah opens his mouth, and here it comes again; judgement. Heaped on an already insurmountable pile. God spells it out, leaving no room for misunderstanding. This what you have done, these are the people responsible. No action unaccounted for, no individuals allowed to slide under the radar. God says to the Moabites, the Egyptians, the Philistines, the Ammonites, the Edomites and all the others... "I've seen it all."
His narrative about their sin is complete. All injured parties are acknowledged. The penalties are explained in a narrative that clarifies for the hearers the severity of the offences. " 'On all the roofs in Moab and in the public squares there is nothing but mourning, for I have broken Moab like a jar that no one wants,'declares the Lord.(v.38)" Pure justice, without prejudice. The penalty to be executed as surely as when God creatively spoke the world into existence.
"Out of the pit, into the snare."
None of what we do escapes God's notice. "Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account." (Hebrews 4:13) One day, we too, will have a day of judgement.
"Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of of the remnant of his inheritance?