Today’s Reading – Jeremiah 4-6
This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ I appointed watchmen over you and said, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But you said, ‘We will not listen.’ Jeremiah 6:16-17
We ask for wisdom and guidance and then upon receiving it – we ignore it and choose our own way. We are given warnings of the pending trouble and choose to ignore the warnings. When trouble comes we then cry out, “Why didn’t you tell us?!”
“Your own conduct and actions have brought this on you. This is your punishment. How bitter it is! How it pierces to the heart!” Jeremiah 4:18
The story of Jeremiah and the warnings given by God to Judah would be comical if they were not true. They would be easy to read for entertainment if they didn’t reflect like a mirror our own society.
“Go up and down the streets of Jerusalem, look around and consider, search through her squares. If you can find but one person who deals honestly and seeks the truth, I will forgive this city.” Jeremiah 5:1
God stills is searching for good people that will take a stand for the things of God.
Now is the time to stand up.
Now is the time to declare what is important – what is of value – what is important.
The time is now longer coming – the time has come for us to pay the price for the choices and actions we have made as individuals and as a society.
Will you take a stand for what you believe?
Tomorrow’s Reading – Jeremiah 7-9