Jeremiah 6:14--They have treated My people’s brokenness superficially, claiming, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace.
Jeremiah warned his people that Jerusalem was to be attacked and destroyed. But his corrupt countrymen were not listening. The priests and prophets were not acknowledging the sin that permeated the land. The watchman refused to listen to God’s warnings. The cries of peace were lies. The nation of Judah was broken and in a “Read Only” status—Jeremiah could not help them. The result was the total defeat of Judah at the hand of the conquering Babylonians. An entire nation was exiled all because they would not listen to God. Imagine the deep pain of the prophet Jeremiah who knew what was coming but was helpless to make a difference.
When we refuse to let God or fellow believers work in our lives we are like the antivirus program that is blocking change that should be accepted and not rejected. The result is we freeze up and growth and change are arrested. Imagine how frustrating it is for well-intentioned people who are out for our good only to be thwarted by our unwillingness to accept input. Imagine how disappointed God must be when His children refuse to obey Him.
Don’t let your life become a Read Only status. Are there “fixes” heaven has in order for your operating system? Take them. Thank God that He knows what you need and keep improving and growing!
If you’re not teachable, you don’t have a chance in the world of finishing strong. Not a chance.—Steve Farrar in Finishing Strong
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)