QTVOTD: Complacency and Doubt…

“Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, look and take note! Search her squares to see if you can find a man, one who does justice and seeks truth, that I may pardon her. Though they say, “As the LORD lives,” yet they swear falsely.” Jeremiah 5:1-2 -> me: What two things breed contempt and sin? ->  Complacency and Doubt.  When do God’s people have the highest propensity to fall away from Him?  2 situations come to mind – 1) When things are going great and we have no need of God to come through for us; our walk becomes more religion than relationship.  2) When things are going bad and we doubt the presence of God in our situation or we doubt His love for us.  For the children of Israel it was the former.  They had become comfortable in their own work and existence.  They had slowly slipped down a slope that lulled them into a lack of perspective of a Holy and Just God.  As creatures of sin and self-sufficiency, we can find ourselves in the exact same spot.  We go to church (or watch online) but its just to keep up appearances or to check a box.  We say spiritual things like “I’ll pray for you” and not follow through.  This was the people of Israel…and look at the mindset of God as He was instructing Jeremiah on what to tell Israel and Judah about His coming wrath.  It is time for a spiritual check: What is the heart behind my ministry?  Is my mind consistently dwelling on discerning the will and purposes of God in my life?  Am I leading my family with Grace, Truth, and Love?  Where is my treasure?

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