Jeremiah 2:31-4:18; Colossians 1:1-17; Psalm 76:1-12; Proverbs 24:21-22
“For this is what the Lord says to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: ‘Break up the unplowed ground; do not sow among the thorns. Circumcise yourselves to the Lord; remove the foreskin of your hearts, men of Judah and residents of Jerusalem. Otherwise, My wrath will break out like fire and burn with no one to extinguish it because of your evil deeds.'” (Jeremiah 4:3-4)
“Your way of life and your actions have brought this on you. This is your punishment. It is very bitter, because it has reached your heart!” (4:18)
We may be able to lie to others, but we know when God has spoken to us and we are in the wrong. God is very fair and will typically speak to us through the conviction in our hearts, His Word and other people. If we fail to respond, He will allow things to take their course.
Spare yourselves and those around you, repent; get it together. God will receive us if we’ll just make a commitment to turn things around and follow through with the commitment. He will even give us the desire and ability to conquer any trouble area, but we must be obedient to Him. The things of this world are not worth having a wall built between ourselves and our God. Seriously, there is nothing that fun, that necessary, or that compelling to capture our hearts from our faithful Lord.
Lord, I ask that You change the desires of my heart. I have found myself in a situation and I need help to turn things around. I ask You to forgive and restore me. Break the curse in Jesus’ name. Amen.