The LORD’s message is consistent. He warns and pleads repentance over and over. If you feel this is getting redundant—it is. God won’t let you miss what He has to say.
Of course, often times we choose to ignore Him, or favor the words of those who tell us what we want to hear (Hananiah had the message people wanted, they trusted him over Jeremiah, and the LORD took him out).
It reminds me of Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.”
We suppress the truth in unrighteousness. Why?? Could be a number of reasons: desire for independence, control, to be our own king, to decide good and evil for ourselves. Wasn’t that the problem in the garden?
Alright, so what to we do? Listen! He still speaks. He’s still always right. He’s still the only reliable source. What has the LORD been trying to tell you?
Take time to listen, and give thanks! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!