In the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Take a scroll, and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah, and all the nations from the time I first spoke to you during Josiah’s reign until today. Perhaps when the house of Judah hears about all the disaster I am planning to bring on them, each one of them will turn from his evil way. Then I will forgive their wrongdoing and their sin.” – Jeremiah 36:1-3
God is amazing in love, compassion, and forgiveness! He wanted to spar his people from the punishment that was coming so much that he was trying every way he could to get their attention!
Yet obedience was of utmost importance to him! As it is today.
He’s calling us too…..in many ways…..don’t put your attention somewhere it doesn’t belong. Seek out the God of the universe, he stands ready to receive you!