If God’s condemnation of false prophets sounds harsh to you, remember that it is a way of guarding others from unbelief and destruction in hell.

BibleGateway: Jeremiah 23:9-15

ESV Text: Jeremiah 23:9-15



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:23 and ends at about 2:53

     9 Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness. 10 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right. 11 For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD. 12 Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD. 13 And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err. 14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah. 15 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 248:
Father of Glory, to Thy Name

Hymnary.org

— Organ Audio

1. Father of glory, to Thy name 
Immortal praise we give, 
Who dost an act of grace proclaim 
And bid us rebels live. 

2. Immortal honor to the Son, 
Who makes Thine anger cease; 
Our lives He ransomed with His own 
And died to make our peace. 

3. To Thine almighty Spirit be 
Immortal glory given, 
Whose teachings bring us near to Thee 
And train us up for heaven. 

4. Let men with their united voice 
Adore the eternal God 
And spread His honors and their joys 
Through nations far abroad. 

5. Let faith and love and duty join 
One grateful song to raise; 
Let saints in earth and heaven combine 
In harmony and praise. 


Advertisements

False shepherds were misleading God’s people, but in His grace He would send them a Good Shepherd to rescue them, Jesus Christ, our Righteousness.

BibleGateway: Jeremiah 23:1-8

ESV Text: Jeremiah 23:1-8



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:32

     1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. 2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD. 3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. 4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD. 5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. 7 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; 8 But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 431:
The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Hymnary.org

— Organ Audio

1. The King of Love my Shepherd is, 
Whose goodness faileth never; 
I nothing lack if I am His 
And He is mine forever. 

2. Where streams of living water flow, 
My ransomed soul He leadeth, 
And where the verdant pastures grow, 
With food celestial feedeth. 

3. Perverse and foolish oft I strayed, 
But yet in love He sought me 
And on His shoulder gently laid 
And home, rejoicing, brought me. 

4. In death’s dark vale I fear no ill, 
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me; 
Thy rod and staff my comfort still, 
Thy cross before to guide me. 

5. Thou spreadst a table in my sight, 
Thy unction grace bestoweth; 
And, oh! the transport of delight 
With which my cup o’erfloweth. 

6. And so through all the length of days 
Thy goodness faileth never. 
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise 
Within Thy house forever!