Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. There has to be a decision on our part where we amend our ways and do something differently. This is especially true with our faith. To see some change in our life we have to amend our ways and start to follow God’s word.

Jeremiah 26:13

“Now therefore, amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the LORD your God; then the LORD will relent concerning the doom that He has pronounced against you.” 

Last Man Standing

In the movie “We Were Soldiers” Lt. Colonel Hal Moore (played by Mel Gibson) was the first one on the battlefield and the last one off. He didn’t leave until everyone was accounted for and on a helicopter back to camp. No man was left behind. Jeremiah is God’s last man in Israel. He was the last prophet before Israel fell to Babylon. His job was simple; to warn Israel of the coming doom and give them ample chances to make it right.

The Greatest Battle

Here Jeremiah tells Israel to amend their ways and obey the voice of the Lord, then the Lord will relent. Sounds simple right? Unfortunately, the greatest battle for every Christian isn’t with the world or even Satan, it will always be with ourselves. Babylon was no match for the Almighty God. Satan is no match for Him today. It is our disobedience that will always be the greatest battle. It is the clash between the flesh and the spirit.

Amend Your Ways

You need to amend your ways. We need to start filling ourselves with the Word of God and commit to following it. We need to be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Instead of chasing after our own desires we need to align them with where God is leading us. Israel had an obedience problem. Unfortunately, Israel didn’t listen and doom came. Babylon routed Jerusalem and burned it to the ground. They took every Jew captive. Don’t follow in the footsteps of Israel. We can avoid much of the “doom” in our lives by just being obedient. Turn back to God today and let Him guide you along the way.

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