Jeremiah 35:17, “Therefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them: because I have spoken unto them, but they have not heard; and I have called unto them, but they have not answered.”
This verse says that God was going to bring evil upon Judah and Jerusalem because they would not listen to and obey what God was telling them. It was their punishment for their disobedience. Though the punishment may not be the same today, the principle surely remains. If we choose not to listen to and obey God, we are choosing the consequences of a disobedient life.
I say it often, and I truly believe it. The Christian life is not always easy, but it is simple. If we choose to do what is right and we choose to obey God, blessings will come. However, we choose not to listen, we are essentially choosing the consequences of a disobedient life. It’s been said that we CAN choose our sin, but we CANNOT choose our consequences.
The challenge today is simple. Let us choose to listen to God. Let us choose to obey HIm. Blessings await us if we choose this, but consequences are ahead if we do not. The choice is one that we must make each and every day. Let us decide today that we will listen to and obey God.