But as soon as Jeremiah finished telling all the people everything the Lord had commanded him to say, the priest, the prophets, and all the people seized him and said, “You must die!…” (Jeremiah 26:8 NIV)
My desire to write about taking lemons to make lemonade would be my will, not God’s. However, through today’s blog…maybe just maybe, we can take lemons and make lemonade. Jeremiah was a prophet. He was called to speak to towns in Judea, who came to worship in the Lord’s house. Interesting when Jeremiah spoke as God commanded- it was the priest, prophets, and remaining people who wanted him dead.
Nothing happens new to God. Time taken to study scripture, broadens our understanding. Societal confusion produces various reactions how people handle. One group is sucked right into deception. One group is naive thinking it cannot happen to them- and so it does. One group stands firm with 100% belief in scripture. As where the largest group lands…indifferent. What happens when less is preached from a sermon? Less conviction felt, less need to change towards holiness. Which means, continue to live like the world. And…this is where one is spewed out of God’s mouth. (Revelation 3:15-17)
God wants today what he wanted for Judah. For His people to reform and change their actions, obeying the Lord, their God. If this will happen, God will relent and not bring disaster. People did not listen and ended up in exile by Babylon, basically present day-Iraq.
America, become very serious about reforming and changing actions to obeying God’s Word. Take steps to restore churches that have same kind of priest, prophets, and people leading individuals into personal exiles. Not that they realize this- deception asserts self ideologies as proof- it’s not important to believe all scripture.
Here we have it…lot’s of lemons happening in lives, with God’s help-He’s a redeemer, restorer, and wants these words read and heard…life is not guaranteed the next breath. Will we be ready to step into eternity when it’s our time? I personally do not want to be standing- holding lemons…when I can have lemonade. How about you?