“But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.’ Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but followed the counsels and the dictates of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward. Since the day that your fathers came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have even sent to you all My servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them. Yet they did not obey Me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck. They did worse than their fathers.
“Therefore you shall speak all these words to them, but they will not obey you. You shall also call to them, but they will not answer you.
“So you shall say to them, ‘This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God nor receive correction. Truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.””
How can there possibly be blessings in this incredibly hard message spoken by the Lord God almighty to Jeremiah the prophet who was charged with delivering incredibly hard warnings to the children of Israel who lived in horrific rebellion against God? Consider this. We are blessed God uses His warnings from long ago to warn us this very day to turn from our wicked ways to faith in Christ as Lord whereby we commit to live according to God’s ways for the promise of a forever relationship with the Lord! And we are blessed that even when the very nation in which we live is in rebellion against God, that we individually no matter other people’s choices can choose to live for the Lord Jesus Christ! And we are blessed God sent messengers that long ago and sends messengers even now to bring us to repentance and to righteousness. A hard, convicting message, absolutely! But don’t miss the blessings within it!
365 BLESSINGS is a devotional book the Lord has led me to publish piece by piece even as I’m writing it rather than waiting until it’s in print to share it. Please join me & be blessed as I write my latest book…!