This caused me to consider the United States, verse 15 says, “…because they have stiffened their necks that they might not hear My words.”
Is that not what we, the United States, have done? Everything is “okay.” Nothing is “wrong.” No one FEARS the Lord. We have become desensitized to everything. We joke and make fun of, and laugh at, homosexuality. There is “gay pride”. We are allowing same-sex marriages EVEN though God calls it an abomination (like other sexual sins).
God promises in Jeremiah that He will bring a catastrophe and it will be so horrible that everyone will hiss and not recognize this place. I cannot understand why a nation, or a people, who have been so blessed and protected for hundreds of years, would harden their necks, or stiffen them. Much like the children or Israel in the book of Nehemiah.
Why do we not FEAR or REVERE Him? The Church no longer teaches, preaches the BLOOD OF CHRIST — or WHY — HOW — to reverently FEAR the Lord God Almighty! We bring Him, or have relegated Him, to our level. We call HIM, “Daddy, the Big Guy, Mr. God” and on and on and there is NO respect!
Heavenly Father, God Almighty, HOLY ONE — please forgive me. I humble myself, I fall prostrate before You, Lord. You alone are worthy of my praise and adoration, YOU ALONE!
David said in Psalm 74:7, “They have set fire to Your sanctuary; they have defiled the dwelling place of Your Name to the ground.”
I declare with him that your are my KING from of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth (vs. 12).
Arise, O God, plead Your own cause; remember how the foolish man reproaches (reviles or taunts) YOU daily. Do not forget the voice of Your enemies; the tumult of those who rise up against You increases continually. Psalm 74:22,23
I adore you, Lord! Please teach me to fear you. Please forgive me! Because of WHO YOU ARE