My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Jeremiah 7

Death valley

God told Jeremiah to stand at the temple's door and tell Judah that they could only live here if they did what is right. You can't go around sinning, then come to temple and expect everything to be sweet. This temple won't save you. It didn't save Shiloh!

God told Jeremiah not to pray for a nation who puts all her hard work into other gods. God's wrath is coming. He may've told Israel to do sacrifices, but he also told them to act rightly! God told Jeremiah to say all this, but knew they wouldn't listen.

The valleys and high places they worship on now will become valleys of the dead.

Key verse:
11. Has this house, which bears my Name, become a den of robbers to you? But I have been watching! declares the Lord.

My thoughts:
I feel that Christians often feel sanctified by church. We feel more acceptable by doing that religious activity. These Hebrews felt the same about their temple, however God condemns them for relying on religious activity rather than actual righteousness. We should depend on God's love and sacrifice and our response to that over any religious activity.


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