Sounding the Trumpet
Israelites in the north embraced idolatry; at least they made a choice. Judeans in the south simply rejected the truth; they chose nothing, and therefore were vulnerable to everything. They rejected sound preaching about God’s will and His hand in their history, and their prophets and priests accommodated their wishes.
07082018 Sounding the Trumpet
2 ”Oh, that I had in the wilderness A lodging place for travelers; That I might leave my people, And go from them! For they are all adulterers, An assembly of treacherous men… 6 Your dwelling place is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me, says the LORD… 8 Their tongue is an arrow shot out; It speaks deceit; One speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, But in his heart he lies in wait.”
— Jer. 9:2, 6, 8