“To whom shall I speak and give warning That they may hear? Behold, their ears are closed And they cannot listen. Behold, the word of the LORD has become a reproach to them; They have no delight in it.” (6:10)
Jerusalem had become idolatrous and arrogant; sure they’d be immune to the wrath of God, because of the ways they didn’t know–or misconstrued–His promises to their ancestors. They had become worse than the evil before them, yet they thought the LORD would protect them forever, no matter what.
In the message He sent through Jeremiah, one thing is make perfectly clear: the LORD Himself would be at the helm of their destruction.
They had become completely deaf to His words.
This should shake us up and get real about how comfortable we feel in the Grace we’ve received. How do we spend it? Like an unlimited “get out of jail free” card? Have we taken it and stopped listening?
Ask the LORD (maybe even a close friend, if you’re feeling brave) to help you identify corners in your life where you’ve become blind or deaf. How can His truth find its way back in?