“1 Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!
2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! For they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.
3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the Lord.
4 Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.
5 And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.
6 Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the Lord.” Jeremiah 9:1-6
I like learning God’s personality in the book of Jeremiah. He reveals Himself and we can feel how much He loves us and yearns for us to turn to Him so He can shower us with blessings! Fall in love with God by reading His Word!
“29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.” Mark 12:29-34
If we loved our neighbors as ourselves we wouldn’t be lying, cheating, stealing or killing. If we turned to God for our healing instead of other gods, we’d receive His blessings and learn of His goodness. It may be that some just don’t know how to love God. Perhaps, if you’re not sure, you can ask God to draw you to Him. Jesus said God has to draw us.
“43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.
44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.” John 6:43-45
So there you have it. “Every man therefore that hath heard and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.”
Could it be that we must “hear” a preacher or a teacher or SOMEONE (even if it is our own selves!) speaking about God by preaching (sharing) His truth, His Word? Better go to church or read your bible out loud!
Matthew 11:15 “15 He who has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him consider and perceive and comprehend by hearing.”
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
He wants us all to be saved. But unfortunately, many place their faith, love and trust in other people who will always let us down. If we place our life, dreams & expectations in someone else’s hands, eventually that person will let us down, and it may be by no fault of theirs, but could simply be just by their death. Only God can be here for us when we need a friend or a miracle! Only He will keep our secrets and only He can save us from eternal damnation, from the fiery pit of hell.
Jesus saves! Jesus heals! Jesus reigns! Learn of Him and fall in love with Him!
Jeremiah 9:24 “24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.”