Jeremiah 7:1-4, Jeremiah 7:11-20 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: "Stand in the gate of the LORD's house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all you men of Judah who enter these gates to worship the LORD...
think about it.
What is the problem that God sends Jeremiah to address (7:1-4, 11-12)? What did the people do repeatedly with God's messages (7:13)? What does He promise to do as a result (7:14-20)? What impact does spiritual deafness and disobedience have on our prayers (7:16)? How have you been spiritually deaf and not listened to God?
One message came across loud and clear from Jeremiah 7:1-4, 11-20--it's not about a particular place or building or keeping or fulfilling a checklist of religious requirements. God wants our hearts and devotion which then leads us to obedience to His Word.
Well nothing has changed. The message God sent through Jeremiah to the people of Judah way back when is still the message for us today.
So what does a heart fully devoted to living for God look like? How do we guard against slipping into a "checklist" or "going through the motions" mentality when it comes to living for the Lord? Tami W.
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