Does one seek the welfare of the country when he preaches political and national loyalty? That’s what some thought during Jeremiah’s day (Jeremiah 38:4). “Jeremiah! You are weakening the people with your constant preaching. You need to stop, or we will make you stop!”
What did Paul say, “Have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?” (Galatians 4:16). Certainly Jeremiah could have said the same things (perhaps he did), but when loyalty is to something other than the Lord no word from the Lord will make a difference until the one who refuses it pays a tremendous price.
What does a person have to pay before he learns?