Fast Day 12

Tuesday, 2nd March

Reading Jeremiah 8: 1-15

How can you say, “We are wise, for we have the law of the Lord” when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?

Jeremiah 8:8, NIV

The words of the prophet Jeremiah can be challenging. He speaks of how the people were far from God and will suffer judgement. In doing so he points out that those who should have known better have led others astray. People declaring God’s word, and with a responsibility to lead folk in love, have taken people in the wrong direction. There is a responsibility on us all to listen to those entrusted with power, then weigh their words and actions against the message of Love revealed in Christ.

Have you been inspired to do or say something recently? Was it with the correct motive, and led by Love to do so?

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