Wednesday, November 19, 2014
So it was happening in 587 BCE, too
Neither Zedekiah, his attendants, nor the people of the land listened to the Lord’s words spoken by the prophet Jeremiah.
Nevertheless, King Zedekiah sent Jehucal, Shelemiah’s son, and the priest Zephaniah, Maaseiah’s son, to Jeremiah the prophet with this plea: "Please pray for us to the Lord our God." ( (Jeremiah 37:2-3 CEB)
Yep. We want God's blessing, but we sure won't obey God in order to get it, will we?
So the health & wealth "gospel" isn't a new problem; Jeremiah was fighting it in his day as well. I'm not sure if that's encouraging or discouraging!