It is good to question our religious customs every so often. Jeremiah’s personal prayer (v.23-25) is a most excellent guide for your own prayer, as you consider your own spiritual walk.
* Dear Father God, please show us Your word today.
“Who would not fear you, O King of the nations? For this is your due;”
Here in this passage we see again God’s anger against idolatry (worshipping of idols).
Why is God so angry?
Jeremiah ponders this.
“They are both stupid and foolish; the instruction of idols is but wood!”
When we reject God, the King of the nations; When we do this we put something else in His rightful place.
God is angry at this. Then as now.
Our God isn’t a figment or an imagining, He’s not a piece of carved wood or burnished bronze, He is not a false god, not a fallen human who thinks they are a deity.
God is real. His anger and wrath are real.
“But the LORD is the true God; he is the living and everlasting King. At his wrath the earth quakes, and the nations cannot endure his indignation.”
Jeremiah wrestles with this, and so should we.
* Sovereign Lord,
Thank You for Your word from Jeremiah today. Please open our eyes to see and unblock our ears to hear what You have for us to know.
Please help us wrestle as Jeremiah wrestles, with Your anger at idolatry, Your wrath, Your justice.
Please Lord God, show us Jesus.