The Word of the Lord came to Jeremiah- Part 1
Jeremiah 7:27 When you tell them all this, they will not listen to you. when you call to them, they will not answer. Therefore say to them, “This is the nation that has not obeyed the Lord it’s God or responded to correction. Truth has perished, it has vanished from their lips. Cut off your hair and throw it away: take up a lament on the barren heights, for the Lord has rejected and abandoned this generation that is under his wrath.
If you don’t know anything about Jeremiah the Bible tells us he was a messenger and the Lord came to him about Jerusalem and the wickedness of their ways, such as adultery, worship of other gods and stars with immorality in shame. God told Jeremiah to warn the people to turn back to Him and give up their wickedness, repent, shave their heads in mourning. But as the story continues, the countless warnings with ignorance and pride the people with their King and priests just turned away. God wanted them back, God is jealous-even today.
Looking at all of this, I have to think about how many people are living way beyond even what those people were doing, with advancement in technology, crime and riches, people today have forgotten God- this is being said to the non believers consider a relationship with God, today. He is jealous of everything you are distracted by, which is controlling your thoughts and you are forgetting Him. stop, take a long look at your life right now and consider what eternity will look like for you. You have everything, but you have nothing if you don’t have a rich relationship with Jesus, clearly in Jeremiah the people forgot how to worship, they thought everything was cool, life was good in their world.
I am going to stop here and continue on next post about what God saw and how he reacted to the Nation that abandons God.