You should not have …..By Fabian Massa

Translated from Spanish to English with Google translator.
1 History. 
In Isaiah 34, the Lord gives a harsh sentence against Edom. To understand the cause we need to go a little further back in the timeline. The territory of Edom is located in the mountains east of Wadi Arabah, on the southern border of Jordan and Israel, extending to the north of the Arabian peninsula. Edom occupied the mountainous region southeast of the Dead Sea, originally called Mount Seir (means hairy) another allusion to name Esau means hairy, as a fur coat to see (Genesis 25:25) and later known by the name of Idumea.

Extremely rugged mountainous region, its capital was the city of Petra. King David won a decisive victory over the Edomites in the Valley of Salt (2Sa 8:13; into the valley of salt) Although not specified what action caused the battle, probably due to aggression Edomite. In 1 Chronicles 18:12 and in the heading of Psalm 60 is attributed this victory over the Edomites Abishai and Joab respectively:

1. The choirmaster. According to “The Lily of the testimony.” A softly. David. To teach. Two. When Naharayim fought against Aram and Aram Zobah, and Joab, back, defeated the Edomites in the valley of salt twelve thousand. Psalm 60, Bible of Jerusalem.
David put garrisons in Edom after conquering the country (1 Chronicles 18:13). The Edomites helped Israel and Judah in their fight against the king of Moab, but under the reign of the son of Jeroboam rebelled. Could not dominate Joram (2 Kings 8:20 22); Amaziah succeeded in the Valley of Salt and took Sela, the capital (2 Kings 14:7, 2 Chronicles 25:11, 12). Date c. 1000 B.C.
Edom and Israel had a strained relationship since the birth of Jacob and Esau (Gen. 25.26)
When in 586 Babylon destroys Jerusalem, the Edomites were active as allies of Babylon, killing, looting and handing over the enemy survivors:
We heard a story from the Lord, and a messenger has been sent among the nations, saying, “Come, march to war against it!” Thus says the Lord God concerning Edom: 2 “I will make you small among the nations , you will be mightily despised! 3 Thy superb character has cheated. As live in the clefts of the cliffs, at the height of your tent ….
And a little later he adds:
10 “Because of the violence against your brother Jacob, shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be exterminated for good. 11 In the day that you stood aside, on the day that strangers took his army captive, when strangers entered his gates and cast lots for Jerusalem, you were like one of them. 12 You should not laugh at your brother in his bad day on the day of his misfortune. Nor rejoice at the expense of the people of Judah in the day of their calamity.
You should not utter arrogance in the day of distress. 13 You should not enter the * gate of my people in the day of their calamity. You should not have to recreate the view with
his misfortune on the day of their calamity. You should not dip into their wealth in the day of his calamidad.14 should not wait at the crossroads to kill fleeing. You should not hand over their survivors in the day of distress.
Obadiah 1 New International Version (NIV)
Two. This situation provoked the wrath of God upon Edom and terrible calamity Trial:
1. Near, you nations, to hear, hearken you people hear the earth and its fullness, the world and everything that comes forth,
Two. that anger has Yahweh against all nations, and wrath against all their retinues. The has anathematized, handed them over to the slaughter.
Three. His injuries are ground, their corpses up the stench, and its mountains drip blood;
April. disappears all the army of heaven. They roll up the heavens like a book, and all his army pales pales as a branch of the strain, as a fig tree withered leaf.
May. Because you have drunk in heaven my sword shall come down upon Edom, and upon the people of my curse, to do justice.
Isaiah 34 [1] Jerusalem Bible.
The lesson for us today is to understand the “You should not” that the Lord protested to Edom, to avoid falling into the same sin:
  • We should not laugh at our neighbors on the day of his misfortune.
  • We should not rejoice at the ruin of our opponents.
  • We should rejoice in the day of distress.
  • No one should take advantage of when it falls out of favor.
  • You should not have to recreate the view with the misfortune to anyone.
  •  We must draw on their wealth in the day of their calamity.
  • We should not try to aggravate the burdens of those who are in trouble We should not condemn anyone.


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