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They Did Not Listen
Daily Reading – Jeremiah 42-45 / Hebrews 4-5
Jeremiah 42:6 Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God, to whom we send thee; that it may be well with us, when we obey the voice of the LORD our God.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
We’ve all seen movies where a doctor comes into the room, a sad look in their eye’s, and the patient says; “Just give it to me straight doc, tell me the truth.” We all think we want to hear the truth, that is, until the truth isn’t what we wanted to hear. If the truth were to be told, what most people really want is their version of the truth. Yet, the very foundation of our lives are built on the truth. In a court of law a defendant is sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. That is because, only by digging down to the truth will real justice be served.
In Jeremiah 42 the remnant left in Judah asks Jeremiah to go, and speak to the Lord on their behalf. Jeremiah agrees but in Jeremiah 42:4 he says; “…I will pray unto the LORD your God according to your words; and it shall come to pass, that whatsoever thing the LORD shall answer you, I will declare it unto you; I will keep nothing back from you.” In essence he said, I’m going to tell you the truth, no matter what the truth is. The people say, oh we will do whatever you say the Lord says. God says in this chapter, if you’ll stay right here, I will protect you, provide for you, help you. You have nothing to fear. However, if you run to Egypt for safety, and don’t trust me, you’ll surely die. What did the people do? In Jeremiah 43:2 they call Jeremiah a liar and go to Egypt, where they died. They didn’t listen to the truth. They wanted their own truth.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
In John 14:6 Jesus said; “…I am the way, the truth…” In John 8:32 Jesus also said; “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Folks, that is still the real truth.
Will you accept the truth of God’s word, or,
seek you own form of truth and perish?
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director