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  • Josephine H Holcomb Pike on Jeremiah 2:3
    what are emeroids
  • SkipVought - in Reply on Jeremiah 2:3
    Blessing, Josephine, in Jesus' Matchless name.

    Emerods are painful sores. God told His people, the Israelites, that if they obeyed His laws, they would receive blessings and safely in The Promised Land, but if they disobeyed Him they would receive curses from Him that includes emerods. Deu 28:27The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.

    These weren't ordinary boils or hemeroids. These were much, much worse.

    When the Philistines defeated Israel in a battle, they captured The Ark of The LORD and put it in the temple to their god, Dagon. You can read about it in 1 Samuel 4 & 6. Their false god, Dagon, got trashed!!! Cool stuff! Don't mess with The One and True God! All the men of city and the environs were plagued with emerods from God. It was not just annoying but it was devastating. The Philistines had 5 cities so they each volunteered to take the Ark but when they did, the men of the city got plagued with this terrible deadly scourge.

    And chapter 5 ends, 1Sa 5:12And the men that died not were smitten with the emerods: and the cry of the city went up to heaven.

    In chapter 6, the Philistines send the Ark back to Israel along with some golden images to appease The God of Israel.

    The take away: When Israel sinned against God, they paid a terrible price and that also affected the nations around them. When we believers sin, even though we are forgiven by Jesus' death and resurrection, we bear the consequences of sin and often those around us are affected as well.

    Eph 5:8For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light


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