Jeremiah 7:23 but I gave this command; Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Walk in obedience to all I command you, that it may go well with you.
This verse was spoken to Jeremiah the son of a priest. He was a believer and was just about to become a member of the temple in a ceremony in front of the King. So what was he doing wrong…why is God telling him this. Was he not obeying him. Actually, God was asking him to do something crazy.
We must consider, this walk in obedience as much more than just common sin as we know it. This walk of obedience extends beyond sin into our spiritual occupation and pertains to our callings to ministry. Jeremiah was called to warn the king publically his ruling ways were whacked by Gods standards and if he continued he would be dethroned by the enemy. See…that’s crazy. That kinda talk will get you killed.
God has called us by name to carry out his will and we must respond as Jeremiah did. He obeyed and things went well for him but as for the disobedient king…his eyes were gouged out by the enemy immediately after watching his sons killed one by one. Jeremiah had warned him but he wouldn’t listen. So, what’s this mean to you?
Not all will listen but God has called us to give a message, it may not be to a king it could be to a brother or sister, maybe a co-worker or son or daughter. The truth is… there are people doomed for eternal separation from God, something much worse than getting their eyes gouged and we have a message to share and God says “Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Let’s make those people the ones around us.
Let’s get crazy!