The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.

Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.

Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.

To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.

Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will lay stumblingblocks before this people, and the fathers and the sons together shall fall upon them; the neighbour and his friend shall perish.

Thus saith the Lord, Behold, a people cometh from the north country, and a great nation shall be raised from the sides of the earth.

They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roareth like the sea; and they ride upon horses, set in array as men for war against thee, O daughter of Zion.

We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.

O daughter of my people, gird thee with sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes: make thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us.

I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way.

They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters.

The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melteth in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away.

Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them.” – Jeremiah 6: 16-30 (KJV)




One Comment

  1. 16 This is what the Lord says.
    Stand at the crossroads and look.
    Ask about the ancient paths.
    Ask where the good road is.
    Walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.
    But you said, “We will not walk in it.”
    17 I set watchmen over you and said,
    “Listen to the sound of the ram’s horn!”
    But you said, “We will not listen.”

    18 Therefore, listen, you nations!
    You witnesses, observe what will happen to them.
    19 Listen, O earth.
    I am bringing disaster on this people,
    the fruit of their schemes,
    because they have not listened to my words,
    and they have rejected my law.
    20 What use to me is incense from Sheba
    or sweet cane from a distant land?
    Your burnt offerings are not appealing to me.
    Your sacrifices do not please me.

    21 Therefore this is what the Lord says.
    Look, I am going to place obstacles in front of this people.
    Parents and children alike will stumble over them.
    Friends and neighbors will perish.

    22 This is what the Lord says.
    Look, a nation is coming from a land in the north.
    A great nation is stirring from the farthest parts of the earth.
    23 Its warriors grip bows and spears.
    They are cruel and merciless.
    They sound like the roaring sea.
    They ride horses, arranged like soldiers ready for battle
    against you, O daughter of Zion.

    24 We have heard the news about them,
    and our hands hang limp.
    Anguish grips us like a woman in labor.
    25 Do not go out to the field.
    Do not walk on the road,
    because the enemy has a sword.
    There is terror on every side.
    26 Put on sackcloth, daughter of my people.
    Roll in ashes.
    Mourn as you would for an only son,
    because suddenly the destroyer will come upon us.

    27 I have made you like someone who tests metals.
    My people are the ore that is being tested.
    Observe them,
    and examine their ways.
    28 They are all stubborn rebels,
    walking in slander.
    They are as hard as bronze and iron,
    and all of them are contaminated.
    29 The bellows blows hot to melt away the refining agent[g] with fire.
    The refining agent is completely used up, but the evil is not removed.
    30 They are classified as rejected silver,
    because the Lord has rejected them. Jeremiah 6:16-30 (EHV)

    Footnotes
    [g] Jeremiah 6:29 Literally lead

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