Thursday, July 24, 2008

Called Back Through Jeremiah Part II

Reading on, into chapter three, I find hope...

"'Return, faithless Israel,' declares the Lord, 'I will frown on you no longer, for I am merciful'...'Only acknowledge your guilt'... 3:12 & 13

"Return faithless people...for I am your husband. I will choose you..." 3:14

"If you put your detestable idols out of my sight and no longer go astray, and if in a truthful, just and righteous way you swear, 'Surely as the Lord lives,' then the nations will be blessed by him and in him they will glory." 4:1 & 2

Now, I haven't read to the end of Jeremiah yet (and if I've read this book before, I don't remember the ending). After being called on their disobedience in chapters one and two, they should JUMP at the chance to return.

In the spirit of 'putting your detestable idols out of my sight', I am reminded of something I found on line years ago. I cannot remember where I found it and what I printed out doesn't have an author listed. I can post this, because I watch TV myself. I am not trying to guilt anyone into stopping, BUT there are some very valid points here to consider, in my opinion. (My, this blog has gotten very serious all of a sudden!)

"A Modern Psalm taken from 'The New International Unchristian Perversion"

The TV is my shepherd, I shall not want anything else. It maketh me to lie down on the sofa. It leadeth me away from the Scripture. It destroys my soul. It leadeth me in the paths of sex and violence for the sponsor's sake, Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will enjoy the evil, for blood and sex they excite me. It's cable and remote, they comfort me. It prepares a commercial before me in the presence of my children. It anoints my head with humanism, My coveting runneth over. Surely laziness and ignorance shall follow my family all the days of our lives , and we shall dwell in the house watching TV forever."

My first response, after reading this again, was to get defensive. Why would I defend TV? Hmmmm. I've got more work to do than I thought:-). Pin It

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