There was judgement on Egypt “But fear not, O Jacob my servant, nor be dismayed, O Israel, for behold, I will save you from far away, and your offspring from the land of their captivity. Jacob shall return and have quiet and ease, and none shall make him afraid. Fear not, O Jacob my servant, declares the Lord, for I am with you. I will make a full end of all the nations to which I have driven you, but of you I will not make a full end. I will discipline you in just measure, and I will by no means leave you unpunished.” (Jeremiah 46:27-28 ESV)
God was still with Israel and good things would come, but discipline needed to happen.
There was judgement on the Philistines. “Thus says the Lord: Behold, waters are rising out of the north, and shall become an overflowing torrent; they shall overflow the land and all that fills it, the city and those who dwell in it. Men shall cry out, and every inhabitant of the land shall wail. At the noise of the stamping of the hooves of his stallions, at the rushing of his chariots, at the rumbling of their wheels, the fathers look not back to their children, so feeble are their hands, because of the day that is coming to destroy all the Philistines, to cut off from Tyre and Sidon every helper that remains. For the Lord is destroying the Philistines, the remnant of the coastland of Caphtor.” (Jeremiah 47:2-4 ESV)
What a picture these verses create. Everyone is wailing as the horses and chariots come to take them out.
There was judgement on Moab. “For thus says the Lord: Behold, one shall fly swiftly like an eagle and spread his wings against Moab; the cities shall be taken and the strongholds seized. The heart of the warriors of Moab shall be in that day like the heart of a woman in her birth pains; Moab shall be destroyed and be no longer a people, because he magnified himself against the Lord.” (Jeremiah 48:40-42 ESV)
Moab too is going to be blotted out. They magnified themselves against the Lord. They thought themselves better than He. Isn’t that what Satan thought in the beginning? God is just. He has a right to give and to take away. We should remember this, but also remember the mercy He has shown, especially through His Son. He took the judgement that we deserve so that we didn’t have to. Aren’t we eternally blessed?