JEREMIAH CHAPTER 21

This entry is part 20 of 48 in the series Jeremiah

WHEN WANTING SOMETHING ISN’T ENOUGH

1. What some people do to try to get what they want. (Jer. 21:1-2)
A. Enquire of God. (Isn’t what they used to do) Ezek. 20:3 & 30, 14:7
– through bribes 2 Kings 8:7-9
B. Remember God’s faithfulness. (In the past.)
C. Try to flatter or praise. Isaiah 29:13, Psalm 12:1-4
D. Say they are on God’s side. (when their actions show they really are not.)
E. Seek God’s advice (as the last option). 1 Chron. 10:13

2. What most people leave off is true repentance.
A. Sorrow that you committed sin is not enough.
B. Being sorry that consequences/judgement is catching up to you
is not enough.
– Do we expect judgement only for major things ?
– Do we ask if we can improve our lives ?
– Do we expect judgement if we don’t grow ?
C. Sorrow that you failed to meet your own expectations.
(God’s standards are what count !)

3. God is not moved by man’s false attempts at repentance. Eph. 5:20
A. God is weary with false repenting.
True repentance brings change in heart and life. Matt. 3:8, Acts 26:20
B. God knows true repentance and what it brings.
C. God can give spirit of repentance if asked.
– Only those ready will ask for it. Rom. 2:4, Heb. 12:17, 2 Tim. 2:25

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