Ok, so missed yesterday. Uff da. Well, I’ll be blogging most days of Lent, how ’bout that.
Let me start off by apologizing: this blog entry will likely be short and straightforward. I had a very long day and I’m exhausted, so there will probably be no great insight or anything like that.
Today I read Jeremiah 5. It is all about Jerusalem’s depravity and coming judgement. Though written thousands of years ago, what the chapter describes sounds like any city in any nation today. It’s amazing how things stay the same generation after generation. Sad, really. But I will focus most on the last part of the chapter, verses 26-31(CSB): “…for wicked men live among My people. They watch like fowlers lying in wait. They set a trap; they catch men. Like a cage full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit. Therefore they have grown powerful and rich.
They have become fat and sleek. They have also excelled in evil matters. They have not taken up cases, such as the case of orphans, so they might prosper, and they have not defended the rights of the needy. Should I not punish them for these things? This is the LORD’s declaration. Should I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?
A horrible, terrible thing has taken place in the land. The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own authority. My people love it like this…”
Um…doesn’t this sound like today’s world?? People lie in wait for others to set a trap; houses the world over are full of deceit to grow powerful and rich, fat and sleek; too many people excel in matters of evil; folks wanna make a buck so they ignore the needy/widows/orphans, and on and on. Seems we haven’t learned from our ancient forebears. Or else we just don’t care. I think it’s both. Both are scary. Wake up, world, before judgement befalls you! Repent while there is still time. Thank God He has made a way, and gives us as much time as He has already.
We have our warning. Now it’s time to take action.