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Jeremiah’s Complaint March 12, 2017

Posted by flashbuzzer in Books, Christianity.
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Here are my thoughts on Jeremiah 12:1-4.

Summary: In this passage, Jeremiah wrestles with God – wondering why He has blessed the wicked. He beseeches God to punish them for their sins – as their actions have even cursed the land.

Thoughts: Here, we see that Jeremiah recoils at the external prosperity of the wicked; he cannot fathom how a righteous, sovereign God could shower blessings on them. Modern-day believers can empathize with Jeremiah in this regard, as history is replete with tyrants who have exploited their nation-states, slaking their thirst for rape, pillage and murder. Many of these tyrants died peacefully of natural causes after committing countless sins. In light of these historical facts, we may wonder, “O Lord, why did you refrain from punishing these tyrants?” Perhaps their lives compel us to meditate on the next life, trusting that God will exercise His justice at that time. That is our only recourse as we continue to recoil at sin in this world.

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