God's Word For Today
Read Jeremiah 41:1 through 43:13
Unofficial Disease: Rubberstampitis—A semi-delusional state in which patients go to the doctor and diagnosis themselves and how they should be treated. Patients aren’t interested in what the doctor thinks. They want their own plan of treatment to be rubber-stamped by the doctor and then head out the door with a prescription in hand. It sounds ridiculous, but sometimes believers do this too.
“Whether it is favorable or unfavorable, we will obey the Lord our God, to whom we are sending you, so that it will go well with us, for we will obey the Lord our God” (Jeremiah 42:6).
Unfortunately, that isn’t what happened. The people did not obey God. They said they would, even if they didn’t like what they heard. They claimed to understand that being in God’s will was most important. Instead, they called Jeremiah a liar. They were already on their way when they asked Jeremiah to seek God’s guidance. Really, they just wanted God to rubber-stamp their plan. People today need to be wary so that they don’t do the same thing.
Challenge for Today: Submit your will to God’s.
Quicklook: Jeremiah 41:16 through 42:6