Jun 13 — Jeremiah 5-6

Jer 5 — Jerusalem Refused to Repent
Jer 6 — Impending Disaster for Jerusalem

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One Reply to “Jun 13 — Jeremiah 5-6”

  1. Jeremiah foretells the Babylonian exile here because, “the people of Israel and the people of Judah have been utterly unfaithful” (Jeremiah 5:11). Time after time we are provided with details of unfaithfulness, “‘yet even in those days,’ declares the Lord, ‘I will not destroy you completely'” (5:18). Our God, the God of the universe continues to show his love for his people, his patience and his longing to be the Father of all.

    Jeremiah provides these words from the Lord, “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?” (5:31). What will we do? Why do we “love it this way?” Are these words still relevant today? Do not let me and my family, my church, act as they did, “they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush” (6:15).

    Sadly, I think Jeremiah portrays the current state of many even in this day. My prayer is to do everything in God’s will to curb the trend, to move away from the crowd that simply desires to please itself. Father, give me the vision to see beyond the false comforts of this present age and see the eternal state that lies before us all.

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