But my people have exchanged their glorious God for worthless idols. Be appalled at this, you heavens and shudder with great horror, declares the Lord. Yet in spite of all this you say, “I am innocent; he is not angry with me.” But I will pass judgement on you because you say, “I have not sinned.” Jer 2:11b-12 & 35
God is declaring his judgement upon Israel for turning from God and from His ways. God will punish a nation because of their frivolity toward His glorious nature. When a nation puts idols up in the place of God, it is a dangerous time for those people and they ought to repent to turn back to Him.
We as Christians must be doubly careful. I as a pastor must then be 10 times more cautious that I will continue to call on the name of the Lord and not depart from Him for worthless idols. Our nation has turned its back on God. We have accepted all kinds of sin and worthless treasures in the place of God. We tear down the 10 commandments and put in its place and idol of men, we have take the perfect and replaced it with the sinner.
Am I appalled? Do I fight against this ugliness that has crept into the Nation whose motto is “In God We Trust?” How long will God relent and gently bring us to repentance. I am one of the worst, but I must repent and stop supporting that which is Godless in our nation. Only when we have a great Christian uprising will we be able to fight back against idolatry in this nation.
It begins with me and a declaration to serve God and put away anything else that would steal His attention. I can no longer allow the world to steal my time, energy and heart. I must repent and hope that the Lord will relent on our nation. There will come a time of judgement for us all if we do not turn to Him.
So, let us, as Christians, turn back to Him and cry out in one voice, He is Lord! Let us support those who would reveal His love and Truth to the world and put away any worthless idol that does not prop up the Lord. In a nation where sports stars and singers get the loudest voice, we must repent and turn our nation back to the Truth of the One Sovereign and Holy Lord God. Will you join me in bringing God back to number 1 in our nation?
May God be Patient,