Blogging the Bible Day 132: Jeremiah 32-36

“So they went into the court to the king, having put the scroll in the chamber of Elishama the secretary, and they reported all the words to the king. 21 Then the king sent Jehudi to get the scroll, and he took it from the chamber of Elishama the secretary. And Jehudi read it to the king and all the officials who stood beside the king. 22 It was the ninth month, and the king was sitting in the winter house, and there was a fire burning in the fire pot before him. 23 As Jehudi read three or four columns, the king would cut them off with a knife and throw them into the fire in the fire pot, until the entire scroll was consumed in the fire that was in the fire pot.24 Yet neither the king nor any of his servants who heard all these words was afraid, nor did they tear their garments. 25 Even when Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah urged the king not to burn the scroll, he would not listen to them. 26 And the king commanded Jerahmeel the king’s son and Seraiah the son of Azriel and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel to seize Baruch the secretary and Jeremiah the prophet, but the Lord hid them.” -Jeremiah 36:20-26

This brazen attitude demonstrated by King Jehoiakim is, I feel, being repeated in our modern world and even by many leaders within our nation. Granted we are not a theocracy, I understand that, but the utter disregard to many of the clear teachings of scripture in our current culture by our governmental leaders who claim to follow God is a dangerous position. It would be better for them to say, “we know the Bible does not agree with us and we are not doing this based on a Christian worldview” than to make some of the decisions that are being made under the banner and the false assertion that we are a “Christian nation.”


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