"Thus says the LORD,'What injustice did your fathers find in Me,that they went far from Me and walked after emptiness and became empty?'" Jer 2:5
The prophet Jeremiah had been pressed into service by God to deliver a message to the people of God. It seems that they had gone widely astray by worshipping other gods, participating in immoral activities and refusing to be obedient to the covenant that was established.
Beloved, God's heartbreak is so obvious in this passage. He longs for us. He mourns for us. The passage comes across as both appealing to logic and emotion, asking in effect, "What did I do to cause you to reject me so?" As we run this Christian race, let us always keep in mind the loving tenderness of our Father. Let us always love Him enough to be obedient to His word for it is surely what is best for us. Though we may come up with reasons and excuses for doing things outside of His will, the heavy questions will always remain. Have I not provided for you? Did I not sacrifice my Son for you? Have I ever forsaken you?
Let us rededicate our lives to the one who supplied them every day.
Rejoicing in the Lord,