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“Your own conduct and actions have brought this on you. This is your punishment. How bitter it is! How it pierces to the heart!”
In this passage, God calls the nation of Judah, particularly the city of Jerusalem, out for being unwilling to take responsibility for their own evil actions. Jeremiah the prophet was the mouth of God against His own beloved nation for their iniquities. He said, “Your own conduct and actions have brought this on you!”
Like the people who dwelled in Judah of old, we in the western world have arrived at a place I call Living In The Age Of “It’s Not My Fault!” Irresponsibility is the devil’s dwelling place. He leads people there and then lives with them, hoping they will never leave. When people are irresponsible, it throws a city or nation into chaos. To take the onus off of themselves, they divert the attention of the masses onto something of far less importance so they themselves will feel less pointed at by God. LGBTQ, animal rights, and the silencing of people and their voices by big tech are just a few of the issues that divert the masses from their own personal sins. The sheer judgment of people against other people has increased to the point that this reasoning results. It says, “My own actions are my own business and should not be questioned because there are so many other notable problems that I can do what I want, and it will be ok.” Yes, it is true that we are Living In The Age Of “It’s Not My Fault,” but God has the last word. And just like Judah of old, he is looking at us and saying, “Your own conduct and actions have brought this on you!”
Help my friend and me to get our eyes off of other people’s sins and take a look at ourselves. I need the light of heaven to shine on me at all times, lest I forget to keep my own life in tune with Your Word. Amen