Jeremiah 36:23 And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth. 24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words.
God sent His Word to His people. They didn’t like what it said so they cut it up and threw it in the fire. What was really shocking was how no one was scared. No one showed respect. They just took the Word of God as a light thing and treated it as nothing.
I wonder how often we do the same in our spiritual lives. We show no respect for the Word of God. We do not read it. We do not believe it. We do not let it live and work in our lives. God’s Word is taken lightly even by His people today. We must change that!