An Important Question (Jeremiah 5)

   …but what will you do when the end comes? Jeremiah 5:31

There have been many important questions in the history of the world.  Here are a few to consider:

  • Where did God come from?
  • Who is God?
  • How did we get here?
  • What is our purpose in life?

As Jeremiah continues to minister as a prophet among his people it is clear he has asked some important questions and has received God’s answers.  Jeremiah’s message to his people is compared to a fire that was consuming the people who were compared to wood (Vs: 14).

In Jeremiah 5, God challenges the prophet to investigate both the rich and poor and everyone in between to see if there are any who are righteous, but none could be found.  They were all alike.  God concludes, “How can I pardon you?”

The people did not believe what Jeremiah was saying, (Vs:12). However, despite what they believed God was about to judge them with an army who had death in every tip of their arrows (Vs: 16).

Even the rains ceased to fall and the crops ceased to produce.  It was their sin that kept God’s blessings far from them (Vs:26).

With all of this happening, the obvious question must have been, when will the end come?  The end did come for Israel when the armies of the enemy came.  Multitudes were killed, maimed, enslaved, and carried into captivity.

Brothers and sisters, this leads me to another question: When will our end come?  And what will happen when it comes?

Jesus has our answer:  Matt. 24:29-31

29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

What will happen at the end of the world?

There will be devastation in the world and there will be destruction upon the people of the world.  Only God’s people will be gathered to Heaven.

So, what should our response be?

  1. I am thankful for God’s kindness to me.  I am ready for the end.
  2. I am mindful of my call.  I am to prepare people for the end.
  3. I am thoughtful to show God’s kindness to all around me.  This could be someone’s very last day.

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