The world today still likes to say, “Everything is okay! No harm will come to you!” But turning away from the Lord’s word is never okay. Don’t fall for it!

Scripture: Jeremiah 23:16-24

ESV Text: Jeremiah 23:16-24


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 23
16 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD. 17 They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you. 18 For who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it? 19 Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked. 20 The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly. 21 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. 22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings. 23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? 24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 2:
To Thy Temple I Repair

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. To Thy temple I repair; 
Lord, I love to worship there 
When within the veil I meet 
Christ before the mercy-seat. 

2. I through Him am reconciled, 
I through Him become Thy child. 
Abba, Father, give me grace 
In Thy courts to seek Thy face. 

3. While Thy glorious praise is sung, 
Touch my lips, unloose my tongue, 
That my joyful soul may bless 
Christ the Lord, my Righteousness. 

4. While the prayers of saints ascend, 
God of Love, to mine attend. 
Hear me, for Thy Spirit pleads; 
Hear, for Jesus intercedes. 

5. While I hearken to Thy Law, 
Fill my soul with humble awe 
Till Thy Gospel bring to me 
Life and immortality. 

6. While Thy ministers proclaim 
Peace and pardon in Thy name, 
Through their voice, by faith, may I 
Hear Thee speaking from the sky. 

7. From Thy house when I return, 
May my heart within me burn 
And at evening let me say, 
“I have walked with God today.” 


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