Plea for repentance; punishment for
All adult men who were physically able were required by the Law to attend three major feasts annually in
The people considered Jeremiah's preaching far too narrow-minded, so they would not tolerate this prophet of God. They had declared: We are wise, and the Law of the LORD is with us (8:8). The physical presence of the Scriptures and the
Then, as now, people foolishly assume that each person should have the freedom to worship whomever or whatever he chooses according to his own conscience. But Jesus declared: I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me (John 14:6). Some today call themselves Christians but continue in secret sins. Jesus asks those who say they are Christians while still living sinful lives: Why call ye Me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? (Luke 6:46). He reminds us: If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed; And ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free. . . . Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin (John 8:31-32,34). He also declared: Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven (Matthew 7:21).
As the One who demanded a cleansed
7:15 whole seed of Ephraim =b> all the people of the northern kingdom; 7:33 fray them away =b> frighten them away; 9:7 melt them, and try them =b> refine them by testing with affliction; 10:22 noise of the bruit =b> sound of a rumor.
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Memory Verse for the Week: Psalms 86:5