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 The Importance of Prayer

Jeremiah 8:15-22

From these specific verses, we can see that God proclaims that there will come a time when the bones of all the unrighteous dead—kings, priests, officials, prophets, and average citizens—will be dug up and spread around under the open sky.  This is because the people worshiped the host of heaven, the different gods located in the sky, like the sun and moon and the planets and stars, instead of Israel's God. God tells Jeremiah to ask the people why they won't pick themselves up again once they've fallen. They keep sliding backward and never do anything constructive to better themselves. We can see because of this that the “wise people'' aren't really wise, because they don't know what they're talking about. The people have now pretended that peace would come when there was never any peace, to begin with. We can see from v.19 that the Lord was angry with their idolatry and false gods. Jeremiah now tells people that the best thing they can do is go to secure and safe places before the terror strikes. We can see from this that Jeremiah feels sorrow for the community but they still don’t know why God is punishing them. One lesson we can take from these verses is that there is a God who loves us and cares for us. We should not take God for granted and make use of idolatry. 

 Heavenly Father, it is with a grieving heart that we come before You to plead for our national leaders, who have been so deceived by the satanic system that has relegated God to the realms of the irrelevant. Look down on us with pity and mercy we pray and may You graciously pluck many from the brands before that great and terrible day of the Lord. This we ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

 Thought for the Day
Idolatry is worshiping anything that ought to be used or using anything that is meant to be worshiped
-St.  Augustine 

Mr. Robin Varughese 
Epiphany Mar Thoma Church, New York

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