Expertise in Evil
Today’s reading: Jeremiah 3:6-5:31
My selection: Jeremiah 4:22
22 “ For my people are foolish;
they know me not;
they are stupid children;
they have no understanding.
They are ‘wise’—in doing evil!
But how to do good they know not.”
My reflections: Jeremiah continues his indictment of Judah and Israel. They are foolish and stupid. They lack understanding in everything, except in how to do evil, which they have perfected. Later, he will say they are greedy, fraudulent, self-deceived, hardened, bold, and unashamed sinners. For this, judgment is about to fall.
My challenge: Are you alert to the danger that sin can easily blind your eyes? Do you fear God and give Him the praise due His name today? Give heartfelt praise and thanks for His wisdom in creation and providence. Guard your heart against bitterness toward Him and greed and envy toward others. Remember, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10).
Tomorrow’s reading: Jeremiah 6:1-8:22