Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Who is Against Us?

Jeremiah 21:5
(5) I myself will fight against you with outstretched hand and strong arm, in anger and in fury and in great wrath.,


This is a terrifying thought. God Himself promised to fight against the people of Jerusalem. They earned this because of their unfaithfulness to the covenant that God made with them.

I know that I tend to think of God as always being on my side. That seems to be the popular view of God as promulgated by Hollywood too. He's there when we need to make a 911 prayer, but otherwise He can just sit there quietly.

Jeremiah paints a very different view of who God is. I think we'd better respect this God that Jeremiah describes. I also think that we had better give Him the glory and honor that He is due.

1 comment:

Joshua said...

The most stunning for me was Hosea 4:14. It's bad enough when God punishes us; it's even worse when he doesn't!