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Nibble of Bread : Abandonment

August 8, 2012

Abandonment

Jeremiah 2:19

Your wickedness will bring its own punishment. Your turning from me will shame you. You will see what an evil, bitter thing it is to abandon the Lord your God and not to hear him. I, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, have spoken!

Switching gears a little, I learned this morning that it is evil to abandon God. This verse was spoken to the Prophet Jeremiah for the people of Judah. But this verse is still relevant for all of us today. This is for those of us that know God, know His miracles, and know His power and glory yet turn to our own ways. What God put on my heart this morning was that without God we lose out on everything. According to this verse there will be punishment, shame, and we will be guilty of evil and bitterness. It does take work to develop a personal relationship with God and that’s why most people don’t tap into God’s real glory. But by taking the easy way out, not putting in the work and following the comfortable easy path, the world its ways and our selfishness will turn our hearts from God. The good thing about God is He keeps it simple it’s either one or the other. But the hard part is enduring to the end. But by His Grace and Love we can tap into all the things we need to overcome.

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3 Comments
  1. Mike Sands permalink

    I thought about this verse for awhile and I think the first sentence of this verse shows that when you know the LORD and have Him as your foundation, when you do sin and backslide back into your old sinful ways you will be convicted by the Holy Spirit and correct your ways back to the LORD. However, when you completely forsake the LORD and don’t fear Him and go worship other idols and things in contradiction of the Bible, which is what the Isrealites were guilty of in this chapter, it is an evil and bitter thing.

    • The problem with that stance my brother is we shouldn’t be back sliding. Of course yes it happens, but if we really, truly taste and see how good our Lord is there should be no back sliding as a mature Christian. Mature Christians need to have built their foundation on the rock not the sand, their seed must be planted on fertile ground, not amongst thorns or on rocky paths.

      • Mike Sands permalink

        Amen brother K. You’re exactly right!!!

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