Jeremiah 32:23 And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not thy voice, neither walked in thy law; they have done nothing of all that thou commandedst them to do: therefore thou hast caused all this evil to come upon them:
God had been kind to His people. He had brought them into the land of promise. He had given them a kingdom. He had blessed them beyond measure. It wasn’t long till they thought that they had accomplished it all. They forgot Him. They didn’t honor God.
They didn’t obey His voice. They didn’t do what He asked. They ignored all His teachings. They never thought that their actions would cause anything terrible to happen, but it did.
Evil came upon them. These bad things that happened were a consequence of their actions. You can’t do wrong without expecting something to happen. God didn’t give you things to do to hurt you. God is at work in your life. He cares about you. He wants the best for you. If you rebel you will put yourself in harm’s way. Why would you do that?
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