Walking the Wrong Way

February 11, 2019 at 3:13 pm | Posted in Jeremiah | 3 Comments
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And I will fan them with a fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children, I will destroy my people since they return not from their ways.

Jeremiah 15:7

The Lord was angered that HIS PEOPLE were going their OWN WAY. If He truly owns us, then “our” ways should really be HIS ways. In other words, His ways must be our ways, and the consequences of usurping these ways and making them about us instead of about Him are: painful separation, loss of children, and destruction.

Then shalt thou say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, saith the Lord, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law;

Jeremiah 16:11

There is an elliptical objection which the Lord tells Jeremiah to anticipate between Verse 11 and:

And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me:

Jeremiah 16:12

The people, after Verse 11, would have asked, “Why are we being punished for what our ancestors and parents did?” So Verse 12 counters that they are responsible for their own behavior – which is worse! Also, there is a repetition of the idea of “walking” after their own ways. Those who walk after vanity become vain, but the reason they did this was because their HEARTS were evil.

Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that ye know not, neither ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye serve other gods day and night; where I will not shew you favour.

Jeremiah 16:13

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