I’ve been reading Jeremiah lately and I’ll tell you, I can’t help but wonder if it isn’t about the current state of the world.
You see, I don’t believe in time. I don’t think it exists. Yes, we have clocks and calendars, but they are means of organization. That’s it. Something that people made to have structure.
Because despite what people think, people crave structure. People must have something to believe.
I don’t care if you’re atheist, you believe in something. And that is what Jeremiah wrote. The people wanted to believe in something tangible. Even if it was something handmade, they wanted to see it.
Honestly, I don’t have to look hard to see my GOD. HE is everywhere. But that’s another story.
I’m reading from the past and seeing it played out today. There are famines, wars, desolation, destruction…I could go on and on.
And here’s the kicker, I’m not talking about the world in general. Nope. I’m talking about what is happening a lot closer to home.
What have you been dealing with lately?
Have you been feeling desolate, or down?
Have you been waging wars inside?
Have you been starving for something? Maybe not food, but feeling empty and wanting something you cannot name?
That’s the thing, isn’t it? We are all dust and made from the earth. Everything written in the Bible is part of us. Our flesh has lived it.
And continues to live it.
You can’t separate past from present, present from future. What is, was and will be.
What is, was. What was, will be. Time does not exist.
And so, while I’m reading from Jeremiah about things that happened so long ago, I feel like I’m reading current events of my life.
Because I have done what was written. I think we all have and do. We forget GOD and put things above HIM.
I don’t care how “religious” or “holy” you are; you put things above HIM and prioritize things ahead of GOD. We are human and incapable of perfection. Period. Our focus is on self.
My GOD is a jealous GOD, and rightly so. We are HIS creation so why shouldn’t our focus be on HIM.
That’s what Jeremiah was trying to have the people understand, but they would not yield.