Lamentations 2:14 Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment.
Jeremiah tells God’s people that the prophets have actually done them great harm by telling them what they want to hear. They have seen vain and foolish things. Their preaching was not what God said. It wasnâ€™t truth but it was popular.
The men of God had refused to show God’s people their sin. Because they preached what the people wanted to hear they actually caused the people to suffer more. Today the goal is to go to a church that will not tell us the truth. We want a church that will make us feel good about ourselves. We are looking for prosperity and positive thinking.
The prophets gave God’s people just that. They turned their problems and sins into something other than what God said. They did not help God’s people. Rather they hurt them and caused them to suffer more.
What are you looking for in a church? Something exciting, emotional, encouraging, and edifying. What bothers you about church? Do you find Bible teaching and preaching to be boring? Do you want to know what is in it for you?
Do you need another lesson in feel good psychology? These prophets that dealt in this message hurt the people of God. They caused them to suffer much longer than they needed to.
I challenge you to get a hunger, desire and appetite for the Word of God. Let God’s Word speak to you. That means spend time in it everyday. That means get under good solid Bible preaching that takes you through the Bible and teaches you what God actually says.
What do you want? There are churches everywhere that are full of vain and foolish preaching. Is that what you want?