“Let us now lie down in shame and cover ourselves with dishonor, for we and our ancestors have sinned against the Lord our God. From our childhood to this day we have never obeyed him.” Jeremiah 3:25
Judah did not confess their sins. Jeremiah confessed their sins for them and for himself, also. You know, it wouldn’t hurt for us to have a little confession of sin today. We hear so much about special gifts and about God’s blessing in special ways. That is wonderful. We should thank God because He has blessed us. But have you ever heard a confession that we come short of the glory of God? Have you gone to Him yourself and told Him how far you fall short of His glory? We need to be humble before Him. Judah was not humble before God, and God had to send them into captivity. I often wonder whether the Lord is getting ready to chastise us. We need to be humble before Him. Israel’s response is a model of true repentance. She consciously determined to come to … God because of who He is. Admitting that her idolatrous commotion which had been rampant in the land was a deception, the nation acknowledged that only in God is there salvation for Israel. The shame and disgrace of her past actions forced her to admit that she had sinned against the Lord.