Good is Evil: Evil is Good
We see so many things happening in our country today that are too horrific to believe. People seem to be following those who proclaim evil as good. The ones who stand up for God and His ways are condemned for being evil. The same thing was happening in Bible times to Jeremiah. God called this man to be His prophet, and although Jeremiah was afraid, he obeyed God’s command and told the people, “My people are stupid, says the Lord; they do not know and understand Me. They are thickheaded children and they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge (and know not how).” (Jeremiah 4:22) “Their backsliding and total desertion of faith are increased and have become great and mighty.” (Jeremiah 5:6) “They have lied about and denied the Lord by saying, It is not He (Who speaks through His prophets)! Evil shall not come upon us; nor shall we see war or famine.” Jeremiah 5:12) “The word of the Lord has become to them a reproach and the object of their scorn; they have no delight in it.” (Jeremiah 6:10) “They are all the worst (kind) of rebels and utter and total revolters against God, going about publishing slander.” (Jeremiah 6:28)
Sound familiar? Sounds exactly like a lot of things going on in Canada today. God describes the result of turning from Him. “Your iniquities have turned these blessings away, and your sins have kept good from you.” (Jeremiah 5:25)
Jeremiah speaks of trying to find one righteous person. “Seek in her (Jerusalem) broad squares to see if you can find a man (as Abraham sought in Sodom), one who does justice, who seeks truth, sincerity, and faithfulness; and I will pardon (Jerusalem- for one uncompromisingly righteous person). (Jeremiah 5:1)
How delightful it is when one righteous person can be found! God promises, “But this thing I did command them: Listen to and obey My voice, and I will be your God and you will be My people; and walk in the whole way that I command you, that it may be well with you.” (Jeremiah 7:11)
I want things to be well with me!!