Disobedience After Disaster

Jeremiah 44:8, “And why do you deliberately make me angry by what you do, offering sacrifices to these no-gods in the land of Egypt where you’ve come to live? You’ll only destroy yourselves and make yourselves an example used in curses and an object of ridicule among all the nations of the earth.” The Message

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“The group of Jews who had fled to Egypt were still involved in idolatry. These people somehow thought that their well-being depended upon their worship of the ‘queen of heaven’ (44:17, 18). It took seventy years in exile to finally cure Israel of idolatry. The Jews had problems with legalism and Pharisaism after the exile, but never again did idolatry become prevalent.” English Standard Version Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible Notes

When disaster strikes, God gets the credit; but we give everything else credit for the good things in our lives. We have it backwards, every good gift comes from God.

James 1:17, “Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle.” The Message

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