A trip to Shiloh

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 7:1-16 (day one) 
“Go now to My place which was in Shiloh, where I made my name to dwell at the first, and see what I did to it because of the wickedness of My people Israel.”  (v 12)  It was  small city in the North.  Gone now.  Destroyed by the invading Assyrian army.  Significant in history because the Lord had often appeared to Israel there.  “And the Lord appeared again at Shiloh, because the Lord revealed Himself to Samuel at Shiloh by the word of the Lord.”  (1 Samuel 3:21)  When Jeremiah needed to challenge the stubborn idea that God would NEVER let Jerusalem fall (because it was a holy place, a “God” place) he used Shiloh as an illustration.  God did let Shiloh fall!  Just because a place or a church or a person has been holy in the past, it does not prevent present judgment.  A glorious past is no exemption.  Go to Shiloh.  See for yourself.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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