Do You Not Fear Me?

Jeremiah 5: Do you remember as a child respectfully fearing your parents? I know I sure do. I never wanted to hear my mom say, “Wait until your father gets home.” I knew I was in for trouble. Today’s passage breaks my heart as God is talking to Israel.

Jeremiah 5:22 “Do you not fear me? declares the Lord.
Do you not tremble before me?
I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea,
a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass;
though the waves toss, they cannot prevail;
though they roar, they cannot pass over it.
23 But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart;
they have turned aside and gone away.”

I am sure Israel had not just disappointed Him, but broken His heart as well. I can almost hear Him pleading for them to understand as He reminded them that He placed the boundaries of the earth.

We would do well to heed this warning as well. We look at evil running rampant around our globe and wonder how and why. This is what the world looks like when it rejects the Father. There is no love only hate and pain. Our only hope is to turn back to God and to loving people. We must stop dividing along lines that can range from color of skin to socioeconomic levels. We must see we are one though many shades, cultures and backgrounds. We will only survive as we learn to pull together not apart. The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy. The Father came to give live abundant. Today strive to build others up no matter what their background or lifestyle.