by Hal Hammons
God had a message for His people. It was not a pleasant one. It was not a strikingly original one. It was the same message of destruction and condemnation that had been delivered by prophet after prophet throughout the history of God's people, dating all the way back to Moses. And just as the people had ignored Moses and Samuel and Elijah and Joel and Isaiah, now they would ignore Jeremiah. But even though the people of those days did not choose to save themselves, we can. Even though the Babylonians are not threatening to uproot our nation today, sin is as big a threat as it ever has been. Perhaps it is too much to ask for us to save our nation, but at least we can be warned in time to save ourselves.