Thursday, January 19, 2023

When man forsakes GOD


Jeremiah 2:13

King James Version

13 For my people have committed two evils; 

they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, 

and hewed them out cisterns, 

broken cisterns, 

that can hold no water.

There have been many instances in the Bible, wherein GOD's people forsook Him.

How did GOD react?

What did He do?

What did He promise to do?

Find out from the book of Jeremiah:

Jeremiah 1:16

King James Version

16 And I will utter my judgments against them 

touching all their wickedness, 

who have forsaken me, 

and have burned incense unto other gods,

 and worshipped the works of their own hands.

Jeremiah 2:5

King James Version

5 Thus saith the Lord, 

What iniquity have your fathers found in me, 

that they are gone far from me, 

and have walked after vanity, 

and are become vain?

Jeremiah 2:12

King James Version

12 Be astonished, 

O ye heavens, at this, 

and be horribly afraid, 

be ye very desolate, 

saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 5:18-31

King James Version

18 Nevertheless in those days, 

saith the Lord, 

I will not make a full end with you.

19 And it shall come to pass, 

when ye shall say, 

Wherefore doeth the Lord our God 

all these things unto us? 

then shalt thou answer them, 

Like as ye have forsaken me, 

and served strange gods in your land, 

so shall ye serve strangers in a land 

that is not your's.

20 Declare this in the house of Jacob, 

and publish it in Judah, saying,

21 Hear now this, 

O foolish people, 

and without understanding; 

which have eyes, and see not; 

which have ears, and hear not:

22 Fear ye not me? 

saith the Lord: 

will ye not tremble at my presence, 

which have placed the sand 

for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, 

that it cannot pass it: 

and though the waves thereof toss themselves, 

yet can they not prevail; 

though they roar, 

yet can they not pass over it?

23 But this people hath a revolting 

and a rebellious heart; 

they are revolted and gone.

24 Neither say they in their heart, 

Let us now fear the Lord our God, 

that giveth rain, 

both the former and the latter, 

in his season: 

he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.

25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, 

and your sins have withholden good things from you.

26 For among my people are found wicked men: 

they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; 

they set a trap, they catch men.

27 As a cage is full of birds, 

so are their houses full of deceit: 

therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

28 They are waxen fat, they shine: 

yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: 

they judge not the cause, 

the cause of the fatherless, 

yet they prosper; 

and the right of the needy do they not judge.

29 Shall I not visit for these things? 

saith the Lord: 

shall not my soul be avenged 

on such a nation as this?

30 A wonderful and horrible thing is committed 

in the land;

31 The prophets prophesy falsely, 

and the priests bear rule by their means; 

and my people love to have it so: 

and what will ye do in the end thereof?

Jeremiah 17:5-6

King James Version

5 Thus saith the Lord; 

Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, 

and maketh flesh his arm, 

and whose heart departeth from the Lord.

6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, 

and shall not see when good cometh; 

but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, 

in a salt land and not inhabited.

Jeremiah 17:13

King James Version

13 O Lord, 

the hope of Israel, 

all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, 

and they that depart from me 

shall be written in the earth, 

because they have forsaken the Lord, 

the fountain of living waters.

Jeremiah 22:6-9

King James Version

6 For thus saith the Lord 

unto the king's house of Judah; 

Thou art Gilead unto me, 

and the head of Lebanon: 

yet surely I will make thee a wilderness, 

and cities which are not inhabited.

7 And I will prepare destroyers against thee, 

every one with his weapons: 

and they shall cut down thy choice cedars, 

and cast them into the fire.

8 And many nations shall pass by this city, 

and they shall say every man to his neighbour, 

Wherefore hath the Lord done thus 

unto this great city?

9 Then they shall answer, 

Because they have forsaken 

the covenant of the Lord their God, 

and worshipped other gods, 

and served them.

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