Key Verse: Verse 15 – “Behold, they say unto me, Where is the word of the LORD? let it come now."
Key Words: Where is the word of the LORD
Jeremiah 17 is a prayer of Jeremiah as he pleas to God for His aid. The people called Jeremiah a false prophet and kept asking him when his prophecy of destruction was going to come.
The people failed to realize that God’s delays were actually opportunities for the nation to repent and be saved from ruin. Then they refused to hear the preaching of Jeremiah and asked, “Where is the word of the Lord? Let it come now.”
Which organ of the body requires the most energy? The first two obvious guesses might be the heart or brain. Actually, the inner ear demands the most bodily energy. Attentive listening can be a draining experience, so God made sure the ears got all of the necessary power to carry out his important task…and He also gave us two of them.
The real problem with the Jewish people was they did not have ears to hear. What a shame!
You can always tell the doubters. They make fun and mock what they don’t understand.
What to do:
✞ Hear and heed God’s Word. Failure to do so only produces your own demise.
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