Today’s Reading – Jeremiah 38-40 and Psalms 74 and 79
Do something, God! Defend yourself.
Remember how those fools sneer at you all day long. Psalm 74:22
Then we, your people, will always thank you. We are like sheep with you as our shepherd, and all generations will hear us praise you. Psalm 79:13
Do you see the contradiction?
I find it strangely comforting to know that not much has changed in 26 centuries.
Things are not going well so the people cry out to God, “Do Something!”
The cry out as if they had no role in the way things are, but they also cry out knowing that God alone can rescue them.
As they ask, they promise. The promise to never forget all that God has done. They promise to always praise God.
What a crock! God has rescued them over and over only to watch them forget in less than a generation.
We have done it in less than 10 years. Remember 9-11? The nation gathered and cried out to God for comfort, healing, and peace. The nation worked together, grieved together, and bonded as one.
And now . . .
What empty promises have you made?
Tomorrow’s Reading – 2 Kings 24-25 and 2 Chronicles 36