25 Your wrongdoings have kept these away;
your sins have deprived you of good.
Jeremiah is confronting a group of people who know the right thing do and are not doing it, this in spite of the fact that they also know there will be consequences to the oppression they have brought on the vulnerable members of their community. How can some people hear but not understand or see but not discern? In response, Jesus said, “But blessed are your eyes for they see and your ears for they hear” (Matthew 13:16) If by hearing and understanding you received the grace of God and healed – be grateful (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell us about God and people?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
Ask the Holy Spirit to show you an opportunity to rest.