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Friday, December 22, 2006

Jeremiah 21

Fork (in the road)

Summary:
The King sent Jeremiah to the priests so he could enquire of God because Babylon was attacking. Jeremiah told them that the weapons they had would be used against them, and God himself will fight Jerusalem with a plague. The King would be turned over to Babylon.

Jems gave them a life or death choice. Surrender and survive, or fight and die.

If you don't act justly, God will destroy you. He is against Jerusalem and will punish them.

Key verse:
8. This is what the Lord says: See, I am setting before you
the way of life and the way of death.

My thoughts:
So often I feel people want to hear thing which are good, rather than true. Which is fair enough, I guess. In this example the truth was that fighting Babylon meant death. God set truth before them, but they didn't want to hear it and were killed. Similarly when we approach God now, he presents us, and all people, with a way to life and a way to death. If we and other ignore this because we don't want to hear it, then we probably will not take the right path.

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