THEME: LISTENING AND HEARING
Jeremiah 44:5 NKJV
“But they did not listen or incline their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense to other gods.”
-The Israelites listened but hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, they continued to burn incense to other gods. They continued performing the wickedness committed by their ancestors and by the kings and queens of Judah, and the Lord’s anger burnt out against them. In the same way Numbers 32:13 reports that the Israelites sinned and the Lord’s anger burnt against them, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until the whole generation of those who had done evil in His sight was gone. The Lord sort for their repentant hearts that they may return to Him. Some among us have embraced the traditional practices of their fathers and forefathers which is a form of idolatry. In areas of our weaknesses God requires us to surrender to Him. God is calling us to seek Him and we will find Him, if we seek Him with all our hearts.
Dear Lord Jesus we come to Your feet with humility in our hearts that we may find mercy to deliver us from every sin and iniquity, performed by ourselves or our forefathers. We come to Your throne of grace with confidence that we may find mercy and grace to help us during our time of need. We have sinned and fallen short of Your glory Lord may You forgive us, forgive our families, our churches, our nation and all the nations of the world. May You remove any accusation against us, our fathers, forefathers, families, and nation in the courts of heaven our Righteous Judge. We speak against the spirit of idolatry, adultery, lust, pride and any other thing that raises itself against the knowledge of God, and declare that it is defeated by the blood of Lamb. We shall overcome by the word of our testimonies and by the blood of Jesus now and forevermore. We are more than conquerors in You Christ Jesus. We honor You Lord and exult Your holy name now and forever. Amen
Further reading: Romans 2:5