4 “Jeremiah, say to the people, ‘This is what the Lord says: When people fall down, don’t they get up again? When they start down the wrong road and discover their mistake, don’t they turn back? 5 Then why do these people keep going along their self-destructive path, refusing to turn back, even though I have warned them? 6 I listen to their conversations, and what do I hear? Is anyone sorry for sin? Does anyone say, ‘What a terrible thing I have done’? No! All are running down the path of sin as swiftly as a horse rushing into battle!”
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.
Jeremiah prophesied for about 21 years before the Babylonians came to destroy Jerusalem and took the Jewish people into captivity. God had given them plenty of time to change their ways. God had repeatedly told them, “Obey Me, and I will be your God, and you will be my people. Only do as I say, and all will be well.” But even though they still followed the rituals of worshiping Jehovah, they also had many other gods and also worshiped them. At this time in history it is known that the Jews also worshiped a god that required them to sacrifice their own children and they did. All the while they were still thinking they were safe from harm, because they keep up the appearance of worshiping the God of Jacob. Most people who fall down realize that they are headed in the wrong direction. It only makes sense for them to get up and change directions. But the Jews at this time were living sinful lives by choice and deceiving themselves that there would be no consequences. They had lost perspective concerning God’s will for their lives and had minimized their sin. If we continue too long in sin, the same thing will happen. The longer we stay in sin that we know is sin, the greater the chance we will stay there regardless of what the consequences will be if we continue on. That is why it is so important to stop and move in a different direction the minute the Spirit of God speaks to our heart about sin. And you know what sin He is referring to in your life that you just do not want to give up. God is saying to you today to stop and move back to Him or else you will suffer the consequences of the sin. God has set into motion the consequences of sin and one of them is our ability to hear Him. The longer we stay in sin, the less we will hear His voice. Don’t let this happen, as soon as you know it is sin, stop and move back to the One and the only One who save you. He can have no fellowship with sin and sin will keep you from growing in faith in Him.
Have a God Day!