Heed His Call

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 7:1-16 (day four)
Jeremiah refers to Shiloh, which was a period of Israel’s history over 300 years before.  They had the same problems then…they rejected God’s principles, rejected His dominion over them, and worshipped other gods.  Then, they would go to the Temple and expect God to honor them, provide for them, and protect them.  God destroyed the Temple in discipline.  Now, here in Jeremiah’s time, Judah is doing the same thing.  God warns Jeremiah not to even pray for them because He won’t listen.  (V. 16)  They will be punished.  Fast forward 600+ years…Jesus is in the Temple quoting Jeremiah that they are doing the same thing.  They are making God’s house a den of thieves.  Israel will not learn.  How about us?  Do we believe God will not punish us when we disobey?  Are we so disoriented to God that we can’t even recognize our sin?  Proverbs 1:33 says, “But he who listens to Me shall live securely and will be at ease from the dread of fear.”  Proverbs 1:20-33 is good wisdom to follow.

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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