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Summary: Why does Father God allow people that do not know His requirements , do not follow His commandments or His ways become properous ?

Jeremiah 12:1-3

INTRO:

Jeremiah 12:1-3

You are always righteous, O LORD,

when I bring a case before you.

Yet I would speak with you about your justice:

Why does the way of the wicked prosper?

Why do all the faithless live at ease?

2You have planted them, and they have taken root;

they grow and bear fruit.

You are always on their lips

but far from their hearts.

NIV

The Lord told Jeremiah about Juda’s breaking of the covenant which their ancestors made with Him. They built idols, bowed down to other gods, gods that were carved in wood, hammered and shaped from metal, adorned with jewels and trinkets, they prayed to Baal, burning incense on the alters that were built for the worship their god. Yahveh told Jeremiah to no longer pray for the people for I will not hear their cries. I will forsake them.

Yahveh once called them a thriving olive tree, beautiful to see and full of good fruit. But Yahveh Almighty who planted the olive tree have ordered it destroyed for the people of Isreal and Judea have done evil, provoking His anger.

Jeremiah 12:1-3

You are always righteous, O LORD,

when I bring a case before you.

Yet I would speak with you about your justice:

Why does the way of the wicked prosper?

Why do all the faithless live at ease?

2You have planted them, and they have taken root;

they grow and bear fruit.

You are always on their lips

but far from their hearts.

NIV

I. Jeremiah asks a very real question

A. Why are the wicked so properous ?

1. Haven’t we asked the very same question ?

i. We look around

B. Why does Father Yahveh allow people that do not know His requirements , do not follow His commandments or His ways become properous ?

1. I’ve asked this question many times

2. People have asked me this question

3. I heard this subject preached in sermons by well known ministers that tried to bring forth an intelligent, none controversal answer

4. Why do people that have no relationship with Yahveh, Prosper

C. Answers

1. Ignorance is bliss.

i. God winks at their ignorance

2. Hosatan will not hinder a person that does nothing for yahveh

3. Hosatan causes the unspiritual to become prosperous

4. They have found the secret of how to use Yahveh’s word to reach their material goals with no commitment to His ways

D. More Questions

1. If ignorance is bliss and Yahveh does wink at our ignorance then why should we dig any deeper into God’s word, it will only cause us to be more accountable to Him

i. Acts 17:30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.

NIV

a. There is your answer - In the past He gave us mercy because of our ignorance, but now we are all commanded by Yahveh to stop pretending that we do not know or understand and repent

2. Hosatan will not bother with the ungodly he is only going after the saints, in fact he cares for those that follow him.

i. Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

NIV

a. Satan hates man because we were made in God’s own image and he remembers what God did to him

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