QTVOTD: The audacity I see in others…

“Thus says the Lord: “What wrong did your fathers find in me that they went far from me, and went after worthlessness, and became worthless? They did not say, Where is the Lord who brought us up from the land of Egypt, who led us in the wilderness, in a land of deserts and pits, in a land of drought and deep darkness, in a land that none passes through, where no man dwells?’” Jeremiah 2:5-6 -> me: As I was reading this passage over the last 2 days the main phrase that caught me was “Where is the Lord…?”.  The people of Israel had turned their backs so completely that He was not Who they even thought about when things were going wrong.  The perfect and holy God that loved them so much had been traded for ‘The Nothing’ and they therefore became nothing.  This is so sad and scary that a people who saw a holy and perfect God deliver them out of Egypt just leaves Him by the wayside as they worshipped Canaanite gods.  BUT, isn’t this just how I can become?  I have the ability to get so wrapped up in my surroundings of life, career, and family life that days can pass and trouble can come and is the Lord the first One I turn to??  Sometimes…no…I try to solve the issue myself not even asking where God was in all of it.  The point here is – I am so thankful for God’s Word where He shows me the ugly parts of myself through the audacity of the behavior His chosen people.

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