Proper 19 (24)
September 16, 2007
The words of God given to us in Jeremiah are harsh. God is through with his people. He is planning on sending destruction, no matter what. I believe the reason is given in Psalm 14; “A fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.'” The people of Israel forgot about God and therefore he was going to reign down destruction on them. In reality, the destruction God was planning on reigning down on them is the destruction that all of us deserve. Paul echoes those thoughts in I Timothy. “Jesus Christ came to save sinners — and I am the worst of all.” We don’t like to think it that way, but it is the truth. God’s love is really amazing. To think of what sinners we were and yet he still loved us that he went searching for us, like the shepherd in Luke or the woman who lost the coin. God loves us and he desires a relationship with us.