Comments on Verses from Prophets

Jeremiah 2:27 “…who say to a tree, ‘You are my father,’ and to a stone, ‘You gave me birth.’ For they have turned their back to me, and not their face. But in the time of their trouble they say, ‘Arise and save us!’”

Isn’t this so like us? We go our way, we do our own thing, and then when we get in over our heads we call for help. The people of Judah had taken this a step further. So far that they couldn’t get back. Jeremiah’s people had turned their backs on God to worship idols made of wood and stone. Not only that but they attributed the gifts of God to the idols as if the idols were real. They knew the idols were false because when real trouble came they turned back to God.

God said they had as many gods as they had cities. Can you imagine such a thing? A god for every city, a god for every man and woman. People were crediting wood and stone with creative power knowing full well it was a lie. How does one become so depraved? Yet, today, we see people giving ‘mother nature’ credit and trusting in luck and denying that the creation was created. Our society, like the Jews of Jeremiah’s days, is acting as if God was non-existent. Our world is turning its back and not its face. The people of Israel and the people of Judah learned the lesson the hard way, not once but over and over again.

The people of our century will do the same, I am afraid, for there is simply no future in living in a world without God. Calamity will come and it will not hold back. But, as in Jeremiah’s time, there will be a remnant of faithful people who will not turn away from God but will continue to serve Him in spite of the rest of the world.

Task for Today: Do not allow yourself to be caught up in the madness of a world who denies God. Do not turn your back on Him for even a second. Some native Americans believe that the spirit is in everything, living or not but that all was created by the Great Spirit. The created cannot create, only God can do that. Put your faith and trust in Him. Stay away from idols.

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