Discouragement and Despair Result When We Cannot Accept What God Is Doing

1. Cannot see the seriousness of God’s verdict.
A. God wasn’t about to change His mind.
– The people didn’t change theirs. (Jer. 15:6)
– Repenting must be more than trying to avoid judgement.
Jonah 3:10, Matt. 21:28-32
– Not as Judas. Matt. 27:3, 2 Cor. 7:10
B. The judgement was already set in motion. Armies readied.

2. Cannot see the consequences of sin on society.
A. Infiltrates the thinking of almost everyone. 1 Cor. 5:6, Gal. 5:4-9
B. Brings behaviour of violence and rebellion. Pro. 19:29
C. Says they believe in God, but live against His ways. (Jer. 21:1) Titus 1:16

3. Cannot see the reason to be thankful. Eph. 5:20
*Why be thankful? All things can work for good. Rom. 8:28
A. For his own life.
B. For being a servant of the Most High.
C. For the message of life. (Jer. 21:8-9)

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