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They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. “Peace, peace,” they say, when there is no peace.
The prophet Jeremiah, in this passage, railed against false priests and prophets who only told people what they wanted to hear and not what they needed. Jeremiah said to his fellow prophets, “You keep saying to the people there’s peace and more peace, and the truth is there’s NO PEACE!”
It has been said, “It’s a dirty bird who messes in his own nest.” It means that if someone is a part of your family, you shouldn’t speak against them. Here Jeremiah was led of the Lord to go against that old saying. Why? Because Jeremiah, in his day, was one of only a few prophets of God who could be trusted. Habakkuk and possibly Obadiah were his contemporaries, and so was the prophet Ezekiel in the last part of Jeremiah’s life. But most of the prophets of Jeremiah’s day were only in it for the money (vs.13). Jeremiah was in NO WAY afraid to speak against these phony religious people. “When Prophets Are The Problem” the people suffer because no matter what people think they want, they don’t always get what they need when so-called men and women of God are on the “TAKE.” John the Beloved said, “Try the spirits to see whether or not they are from the Lord” (1 John 4:1). Please remember that all of us who follow Jesus are called to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. That’s especially needed, “When Prophets Are The Problem.”
With Your help, I promise to take responsibility for my spiritual well-being, no matter what’s happening in the world around me. Amen