GOD said, “For Mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from My face, neither is their iniquity hid from Mine eyes.” (Jeremiah 16:17)
Well, well, well! If the ancient people in the Old Testament could not get away from the LORD GOD, how far do you think you can run or hide from HIM? There was a POP group (but I cannot remember their names) who had a hit song, “You think you got away with it!” Maybe some of you can remember this group’s name. Like most people, we do as we please – ain’t that right? But, who are we fooling?
BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:
This great man of God (Prophet Jeremiah) was running hither and thither but nobody was listening to him. Any body else in their right mind would hand out premium tickets to sinners on their way to hell and glad about it but not Prophet Jeremiah.
You know, Prophet Jeremiah’s haters beat him up…cast him in prison…down in the dungeon-mirey clay…and threw away the key. It took Ebed-melech the Ethiopian (a Black eunuch, deprived of the testes) who begged Zedekiah (king of Judah) to give the command to rescue Prophet Jeremiah. This was an heroic act by Ebed-melech and not many people know about him. Also, he was a royal servant in the king’s house. (Jeremiah 38:7-10) For certain, Ebed-melech had courage and guts as the LORD GOD used him as a mouth piece to king Zedekiah!
Why are so many headed downward? Perhaps, this popular hit says it all, “It’s Your Thang – Do What You Wanna Do – I Can’t Tell You Who To Sock It To!” Today (like ancient times), everybody is doing their own thang and very few really want to serve the LORD GOD! Most people think they are getting away in their sinful natures but they are not! The WORD of GOD clearly states, “For Mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from My face, neither is their iniquity hid from Mine eyes.”
Just like GOD’S eyes were upon Prophet Jeremiah, GOD’S eyes are upon us. The LORD GOD will bless us for our righteous and unselfish acts toward one-another. Check out GOD’S blessing upon Ebed-melech, “Now the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the court of the prison, saying, Go and speak to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring My words upon this city for evil and not for good; and they shall be accomplished in that day before thee. But I will deliver thee in that day and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid. For I will surely deliver thee and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in Me, saith the LORD.” (Jeremiah 39:15-18)
Are you tired of spinning your wheels and getting no place or just going in circles? Then, remorsefully repent…make an about-face, and turn to the LORD GOD.
Have a Blessed Day!