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THE LORD’S ANGER

Jeremiah 52:3a “For through the anger of the Lord this came about in Jerusalem and Judah until He cast them out from His presence.”

 YOU DON’T WANT TO GO THERE

 Zedekiah was a wicked king, and it cost him everything.  His city was destroyed.  His family was destroyed.  He lost his eyes and was carried off into exile.  All this happened despite the fact Jeremiah warned him. He fell into the anger of the Lord.

That is not something you want to do.  God will tolerate only so much.  He is a long suffering and patient God, but He is also holy and just.  Are you pushing God to the limit?  Are you spitting in His face and defying Him? You had best stop and repent.  God is still on His throne.

TEACHING MOMENT

Do you tolerate your children defying you?  I bet not.  As parents, we are to teach them to obey us.  Why? Do we just need little slaves to do our bidding around the house?  Of course not.  We teach them obedience so they will know to obey God.  He also demands obedience.  He expects it from His children.  Your children are no different.

I truly believe the discipline of our children prepares them to respond to God’s discipline quickly.  Our children need to know that God has standards that are not negotiable.  He has set laws that everyone will one day adhere to.

Are you in need of some time to repent before a holy and righteous God?  Do it now.  I will wait….  Are you done? Good.  Keep your slate clean before Him. Let Him reveal your sins to you so you, in turn, can confess those to Him.  Then, and only then, you will be able to approach Him and do His will.

Father, You convict me each and every time I turn to You.  Your holiness convicts me of my unholiness.  Your purity convicts me of my impurities.  Thank You Father!

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