Are we following the prayer of Jerimiah

17 Feb

In the 10th Chapter of Jeremiah, Jeremiah offers this prayer after God had told him that the people of Israel were not living their lives as he had instructed before they entered the promise land

Jeremiah’s Prayer

Lord, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps. Discipline me, Lord, but only in due measure not in your anger, or you will reduce me to nothing.
25 Pour out your wrath on the nations
that do not acknowledge you,
on the peoples who do not call on your name, For they have devoured Jacob; they have devoured him completely and destroyed his homeland

At some point we must consider that we have been given a chance for a wholesome life with riches enough to have time to consider what God has given us to work with in order to bring the world to the Lord as he commanded.  We can start by considering what our God given talents are and how we might use for the good of mankind.  Then we could ask God how he wants us to use those talents for his glory

In order to grow this country’s respect and influence throughout the world we should begin to first move our own lives closer to what God intended us to do.  A big step would be to go back to the six days of labor and one or rest.  Our government supported this even in the Constitution.  We had the “blue law”.  Government business and commercial business was shut down except of necessary things like hospitals, emergency service, police, and emergency repair entities.   I remember in my lifetime that we couldn’t sign a contract on Sunday.  It just would not hold up in a court of law

Today in the United States we have companies working that never shut down.  We do have the hospitals and other institutions that have to work for the safety of others.  We have our military, police and fire fighters, and many other situations where we would at least have to be virulent.  We have some that worship on Sunday and some that worship on Saturday and some that worship on Friday. Can we pick a day of rest and get back to our original beliefs

The Lord God said to the prophets that we do not consider the poor or anyone that assistance from the wealthy.  In those times the religious community which would have been the Israelites or Jewish church that took that responsibility.  In the beginning they did that service for the Lord, but had let that responsibility fall away from their practices.  In the United States it was the Christian Church’s responsibility or the community that should be doing this, but the communities gave that responsibility to the State and Federal Government.  Now the State and Federal Government doesn’t want it any more,

Can the tithes and offerings be better distributed from the State and Local Government and should it be.  Holding a coin in his hand, Jesus said give unto Cesar what belongs to Cesar and give to God what is God’s.  I don’t believe he was talking only about Money, but I could be wrong.

Is there a way to fix this?

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