Significant Sayings in Jeremiah

“So you shall say to them, ‘This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the LORD their God nor receive correction. Truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth” (Jeremiah 7:28, NKJV). Israel was God’s covenant nation; to them the Lord gave commands that set them apart from all the other nations about them. To them the Lord gave the distinct privilege and obligation of being a light in a dark world. Israel, however, as a nation turned away from the Lord and, instead, desired to be like other nations. Having done so, the Lord declared to Jeremiah that He would no longer listen to any prayer on their behalf (7:16). When truth is cast aside from a person’s life the influence that is given is not that of the Lord’s, but some others. In time, a person passes the point of no return and since truth is rejected so will prayers from the rejecter of truth be. RT