For from the least of them even to the greatest of them,
Everyone is greedy for gain,
And from the prophet even to the priest
Everyone deals falsely.
They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially,
Saying, ‘Peace, peace,’
But there is no peace. Jeremiah 6:13,14
In a day and age when so many are living their lives supremely for themselves, rather than in submission to God, we need to hear the words of Jeremiah. As followers of Christ, let us examine the whole counsel of God (the Bible) rather than merely following after those who proclaim peace and love without justice. God is a LOVING and a JUST God.
The LORD is slow to get angry, but his power is great, and he never lets the guilty go unpunished. He displays his power in the whirlwind and the storm. The billowing clouds are the dust beneath his feet. Nahum 1:3
Are the religious leaders of our time proclaiming peace when there is no peace? Similar to the time of Jeremiah, many of these leaders are espousing doctrine based on half-truths and ultimately falsehood.
How can one proclaim peace when the realities of conflict and war are all around us? How can one speak of love when they live supremely for themselves? How can one speak of justice when the weak, the sick, and the poor continue to suffer unjustly?
There will be some who will indoctrinate others with half-truths based out of ignorance. Others will purposely choose to ignore major portions of the Bible, especially concerning God’s standard of holiness and justice. They will proclaim to our world a false peace and a concocted love, based on their justification of a lifestyle contrary to God highest standard of holiness.
Jeremiah’s warning to the entire nation of Israel, before their destruction, was ignored and Jerusalem was subsequently destroyed. Will we pay attention to Jeremiah’s words in our time?
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