The scriptures read are Jeremiah 48-49, Psalm 64 and 1 Peter 2.
Jeremiah 48. An extended gloom and doom prophesy against Moab. And, yet, in v. 31 God says, "But I will weep for Moab, yes, I will mourn for the people of Moab. I will even mourn for the people of Kir-heres..."
Jeremiah 49. Now it's the turn of the Ammonites, then Edom, Damascus, and others. Yet there are passing references to restoration in some of these denunciations.
Psalm 64. I don't think I've included a dance version of a psalm--until now! Click here.
1 Peter 2. Peter, "Rocky" would be an approximate nickname today, starts out talking about a living stone, Christ. He was rejected by the builders but turns out to be the keystone.
Not only is the stone a foundation but others will stumble over it.
Don't get too cozy with this world but do obey its authorities.
Remember that as Jesus suffered, so we might as well.