What injustice did your fathers find in Me, that they went far from Me and walked after emptiness and became empty?

Jer 2:5

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These are the words of the Lord to Jeremiah.  If you have not read the Book of Jeremiah you might want to do so.  It is quite topical and speaks to us today.

Jeremiah was the prophet who was to speak to his Jewish brothers and sisters about their wayward existence and their impending captivity.  And he did.

Reading this Book calls into question a very simple thought: Has anyone called us to an accounting of our collective conduct?  Our adulteries?  Abortions? Addictions?  Fixation with money?  The flesh?  Pleasure?  Material things? Possessions?  Violence?  Selfishness?  Fear?  Timidity?  Envy?  Jealousy?

Frankly, Jeremiah is needed today.  I’d say The Book of Jeremiah is a “must read.”

It will sober you.  The news of the day will jump out at you and cause you to think: Where are we?  Are we like the Jews that Jeremiah spoke to?  If so, who speaks to us in candor?  Who calls us to account?

Absent honest public narration and leadership, Jeremiah is all the more important and topical.

… My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, to hew for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold no water.

Jer 2:13

Thus says the Lord.