“I can relate to Jeremiah the weeping prophet” Jeremiah 8:4-9

I find myself crying more these days; endless tears and prayers to God with a broken heart for the lost people of this world.  No, I am not judging anyone when I share Biblical scripture.  I am just sharing God’s word with people.  Today was an unusual day for me.  This morning I cried nonstop for hours.  I couldn’t stop crying and my heart was so heavy and sad as I prayed to God today.  The more I cried the more I realized that God was laying this on my heart and He wanted me to weep and pray for the lost souls who won’t listen to Him.  He also reminded me that it is not me they are rejecting when I share the word of God on my blog, but they are rejecting Him and God’s heart is sad for them.  Yes, He has given us all free will, however He takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked but rather joy when they turn to Him and repent.  My heart is still so sad today for the lost people of this world and I find myself even crying for those who have committed vile acts against people, yes rapists and murderers alike.  I also am weeping for the victims of crimes, too.  I am a survivor of rape, sexual molestion, attempted kidnapping, attempted rape, and being hit by a car and mugged.  All of these are separate crimes by different people and not at one time.  Though this all has happened to me, I have forgiven them and my heart wants them to turn to God and repent.  God is the one who is changing my heart and yes of course I am sad for the victims because it does cause a lot of emotional problems and physical pain, too.  So, I am not trying to diminsh any severity of what a violent criminal does and they should go to prison.  What I am weeping over is their salvation in Christ Jesus.

Also, even those who have head knowledge but not heart knowledge of God and His Word because they, too are at risk for being condemned by God.  I am not judging, just speaking God’s Truth.  I love all people and God is reminding me to only hate their sin and not them as a person that God created.  I hate rape, murder, abuse, and all other evil acts but not the people.  This is what God hates and they are who He loves.  He wants me to love who He loves and hate what He hates.  God has called me to share His Truth and I find myself more and more relating to Jeremiah the weeping Prophet as those whom I share with are rejecting God’s Truth.  Not everyone is rejecting, but there are more people that are rejecting it than those who accept it.   Jeremiah 8: 4-9  “Say to them, ‘This is what the Lord says:  “When men fall down, do they not get up?  When a man turns away, does he not return?  Why then have these people turned away?  Why does Jerusalem always turn away?  They cling to deceit; they refuse to listen attentively, but they do not say what is right.  No one repents of his wickedness, saying, “What have I done?”  Each pursues his own course like a horse charging into battle.  Even the stork in the sky knows her appointed seasons, and the dove, the swift and the thrush observe the time of their migration.  But my people do not know the requirements of the Lord.  ” ‘How can you say, “We are wise for we have the law of the Lord,” when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?  The wise will be put to shame; they will be dismayed and trapped.  Since they have rejected the word of the Lord, what kind of wisdom do they have?

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4 thoughts on ““I can relate to Jeremiah the weeping prophet” Jeremiah 8:4-9

  1. I know of a man who rejected Christ. Though he was face to face with many Christians, he would not listen. Though he thought himself right in all he did and even punished those who tried to save him.
    Some plant, others water, but it is God who gives the increase.This man killed Christians but then met Jesus.
    Yes it was Paul. You never know what will come of your words after they have persecuted you for them.

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