Zedekiah the son of Josiah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made king in the land of Judah, reigned instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim. But neither he nor his servants nor the people of the land listened to the words of the Lord that he spoke through Jeremiah the prophet.
Josiah was a great ruler; Zedekiah, his son was not. Neither Zedekiah nor his leaders paid any attention to God. And the people followed their leaders.
Ignorance of God’s Word is one thing; ignoring God’s Word is something entirely different. Knowing God’s instruction and choosing to neglect it demonstrates a rebellious spirit and a disregard for the Author.
So, how are you doing with the Scripture you know? Are you obeying it or choosing to ignore it? Are you striving to follow the instruction or electing to pay no attention to it? Snubbing God’s Word never ends well.
- Ask God to show you areas of your life where you are ignoring his instruction.
- Ask God to give you a heart of repentance where you are missing the mark.
Father, may we not be simply hearers but also doers of your Word. We have no excuse for ignorance. We certainly have no excuse for not paying attention to Scripture. Forgive us for our ignorance and neglect. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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