Posted by: James Atticus Bowden | July 30, 2010

What the Bible Said Friday, July 30th

Jeremiah proclaims his jeremiads.  Jeremiah chapters 2 through 5.

Israel has forsaken God.  God never forsakes His own.  Jesus cried out from the cross, “Why have You forsaken me?”  But, he wasn’t forsaken.  The Hebrews at this time run after the false gods, the Baals, like an animal in heat.  How is it any different for any person growing up in Western Civilization running away from the Judeo-Christian heritage and an opportunity to know God?

Then, Jeremiah says Israel and Judah have acted like a prostitute.  And, that behavior is shameful.  Yet, the Lord says “How gladly would I treat you like sons and give you a desirable land, the most beautiful inheritance of any nation.”

When the chosen people don’t return to the Lord, disaster from the North, Babylon, is coming to take them away.

Not one upright person can be found in Jerusalem.  Their children have forsaken the Lord and sworn by gods that are not gods.  People “have lied about the Lord; they said, “He will do nothing!  No harm will come to us; we will never see sword or famine.  The prophets are but wind and the word is not in them, so let what they say be done to them”   How many people in the West – and especially in America think they live safely for life and for their children’s lives? 

The Lord says, “Hear this, you foolish and senseless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do no hear.”

“A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land: The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way.   But what will you do in the end?”

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