Jeremiah 6

Jeremiah 6 talks about the utter futility God faces with the people. Scripture says they have “tuned out God” and have created the false sense that everything will be ok when actually “things are not just fine”.  There is much deceit going on here in the hearts of the people.  They have bought into the lie that they can do whatever they want and it will be alright.  God doesn’t look the other way on sin.  He can’t – it is against His very nature.  So Jeremiah’s counsel is so important: “Ask for directions to the old road, The tried and true road”.  Are you seeking direction from God and the spiritual mentors in your life to find the tried and true road?  Or are you wandering aimlessly on your own.  Scripture gives us a lot of direction in life – how we ought live. It lays out the path we should follow for a huge percentage of the things we deal with in life.  God wants us to be walking in obedience to those things before He spends a lot of time telling us the details for the ones not covered in His Word.  Why does it make sense for Him to give me specifics if I am ignoring the general directions He has already provided?  Why should I assume He will invest in me with details if I completely blow of the big picture directions. 


Some things are very clear in scripture.  Love the Lord your God, love your neighbor as yourself, husbands love your wife as Christ loved the church, wives submit to your husbands, children obey your parents.  The list of very specific instructions that apply to me is long and detailed.  I need to start living in obedience to those things NOW.  Then I can get to the finer points of life and focus on asking for directions on specifics.  Does your life line up with scripture?  Are you focused on obedience?  Until you are, it is really sort of ridiculous to expect God to be all that worried about the other stuff we may want to know.  But once we do line up, He is more than ready to give us all the information we seek. 

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