“As for me, I have not hurried away from being a shepherd who follows You. Nor have I desired the woeful day; You know what came out of my lips; It was right there before You. Do not be a terror to me; You are my hope in the day of doom.” Jeremiah 17:16-17
Jeremiah knew what was coming to Jerusalem. He was spreading the message of God and although it was not received, Jeremiah knew the truth of it. Jeremiah was known as the weeping prophet and he was full of sorrow for the stubbornness of the people of Judah and what would be their destruction.
Do we need to have calamity and terror fall upon us in order to cling to God? There have been so many examples in history for us to learn from and yet we just keep getting farther and farther away from our Lord.
So many people today are claiming the end is here and that destruction is upon us, but do you see a returning to the Lord? Do you see the stubbornness of a people that like to have their own way? We should all be weeping at the evidence of apostasy in our nation.
God knows something that we don’t like to admit and that is a complacent people must be shaken up in order to even acknowledge Him.
We should never become so confident and satisfied in our own accomplishments either as individuals or as a nation that we forget the necessity of God. Let us pray today that His mercy stands and that revelation comes so that there can be a returning to the Lord.
“Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, For You are my praise.” Jeremiah 17:14
LOVE THAT CROSS, PASTOR JOHN