This morning in my reading, I came across Jeremiah 5:20-24. Here is what it says:
Declare this in the house of Jacob;
proclaim it in Judah:
“Hear this, O foolish and senseless
who have eyes, but see not,
who have ears, but hear not.
Do you not fear me? declares the
Do you not tremble before me?
I placed the sand as the boundary
for the sea,
a perpetual barrier that it can-
though the waves toss, they can-
though they roar, they cannot
pass over it.
But this people has a stubborn and
they have turned aside and
They do not say in their hearts,
‘Let us fear the LORD our God,
who gives the rain in its season,
the autumn rain and the spring
and keeps for us
the weeks appointed for the
As I reflected on this passage, I was reminded there are people around us everyday who know that the Lord is our Creator, who know He is the One true God. These same people look out like Judah and see His power. How He controls even the raging sea, so that it does not go pass the boundary He has set for it. How He is the One who gives us rain and causes our crops to grow.
Even so, they choose to ignore the Lord. They do not fear Him. Rather, they turn from Him to worship other gods and to do what seems good in their own eyes. But what happens when the end comes? What will those who do not fear the Lord do when they stand before Him in judgement?
Judah did not repent and worship the One true God, and His wrath was poured out on them. Let Judah’s example serve as a warning to all those who act in the same way, who ignore the Creator of this world, in order to serve other gods and themselves. A day of judgment is coming, and the Lord, who is mighty and powerful, will not be ignored then. To all who do not fear the Lord, repent and worship Him.
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