Against themselves

Jeremiah 11:17 For the LORD of hosts, that planted thee, hath pronounced evil against thee, for the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done against themselves to provoke me to anger in offering incense unto Baal.

God has pronounced evil against them but it is really a consequence. If you will notice they did it “against themselves!” They did what they knew they shouldn’t do. They had offer sacrifices to a false god, a demon. They were doing wrong.

God had made them all that they were but they made a choice not to honor Him. They provoked Him to anger. They chose to do that. They might have thought that they were hurting Him but they actually were hurting themselves.

Just remember, “against themselves!” You make decisions. You hurt yourself. You are responsible. Don’t try to blame God or anyone else. You weren’t made to do anything. You chose to do it!

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