We think we’re in bad times with poor church attendance, rising crime and violence etc. Jeremiah lived in equally depressing times – even more so. He ended up in prison because of his faith. “Though troubles assail us and dangers affright, though friends should all fail us and foes all unite, yet one thing secures us: ‘the LORD will provide’.” John Newton
“Where are your prophets who prophesied to you, saying, ‘The king of Babylon will not come against you and against this land’?”
There is truth and there is lie.
Here we see the dramatic reality of the difference between the two.
When the armies of Babylon were far off, when Nebuchadnezzar had not turned his will fully on Jerusalem – The lies were abundant and EASY TO HEAR.
Yet the might of the Babylonian army _did_ come against Israel, to Jerusalem.
What of the lies then? The words that were like honey.
They were shown for a lie, and the truth was clear.
Let us be enocuraged to seek out truth – Which we find ultimately (and each day) in the Lord, in His word, in Jesus; Our king and saviour.
* God of Truth,
Please put within us Your Spirit, that we might discern what is true and what is not.
Please teach us today from Your word what it is You want us to know.
For Your word is TRUTH!
Hallelujah for that!