Saturday, July 30, 2022
“Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD” (Jeremiah 23:23,24 KJV).
The three rhetorical questions in today’s Scripture are situated in the context of false teachers perverting the Jewish people. As we would, naturally, grow upset when someone tries to harm our loved ones, so JEHOVAH God was incensed or agitated that evil religious leaders were polluting His nation with harmful information. The nation’s spiritual health was under attack—and Satan was using religion as his instrument. Keep reading the LORD’S response!
“ I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.  How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;  Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal [an idol].  The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD.  Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?  Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.”
As God, He is omnipresent (everywhere). Absolutely nothing is hidden from His sight: whether the lowest depths of Hell, the darkest room, or the most deceitful heart, He sees it all for what it really is. Where sin is occurring, His justice will enforce His righteousness. In today’s Scripture, He thunders out, “You false teachers, I see what you have done and are doing to My people in ‘My name!’ I am coming for you!” Therefore, even now, dear readers, we need not worry about injustice and unpunished wrongdoers in this evil world. Almighty God sees and will address it in His own timing.