Jeremiah 14:19-22 (JDV)
Jeremiah 14:19 Have you completely rejected Judah? Do you detest Zion? Why do you strike us with no hope of healing for us? We hoped for peace, but there was nothing good; for a time of healing, but there was only terror.
Jeremiah 14:20 We acknowledge our wickedness, Lord, the violation of our fathers; indeed, we have failed you.
Jeremiah 14:21 For your name’s sake, don’t despise it. Don’t treat your glorious throne with contempt. Remember your covenant with us; do not break it.
Jeremiah 14:22 Can any of the temporary idols of the nations bring rain? Or can the skies alone give showers? Are you not Yahveh our God? We therefore put our hope in you, because you have done all these things.
Jeremiah condemned the other prophets because they were just passing along the party line – insisting that God would not allow the drought to decimate Jerusalem and the coming invasion to destroy its people. God would certainly intervene because he is always good.
Jeremiah wanted the same thing. He wanted God to intervene, and he knew in his heart that God is always good. But he also knew that his people had broken covenant with God, and that all these bad things they were experiencing were part of God’s plan to restore them to him.
Lord, correct our vision. Restore our relationship with you.