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The unanswered question

Jeremiah 8:6 (quickview) 

What is a question? It is an expression of inquiry that invites or calls for a reply. 2. A subject or point open to controversy; an issue. 3. A difficult matter; a problem: a question of ethics. 4. A point or subject under discussion or consideration. 6. Uncertainty; doubt:

1. To put a question to. 2. To examine (a witness, for example) by questioning; interrogate. 3. To express doubt about; dispute. 4. To analyze; examine.

Questions have been around since the beginning of time, everyone hates to be questioned, because when one does it, it is placing somebody on the spot. Numbers 11:11 (quickview)  He asked the Lord, "Why have you brought this trouble on your servant? What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me? You know when Moses was leading the Children of Israel, the mumbling, the grumbling, the disenchanting, the gripes; it was enough to cause Moses to asked.

Numbers 22:28 (quickview)  Then the Lord opened the donkey’s mouth, and she said to Balaam, "What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?" 1 Samuel 17:29 (quickview) 

"Now what have I done?" said David. "Can’t I even speak?"

1 Samuel 20:1 (quickview)  Then David fled from Naioth at Ramah and went to Jonathan and asked, "What have I done? What is my crime? How have I wronged your father, that he is trying to take my life?" 1 Kings 18:9 (quickview) 

"What have I done wrong," asked Obadiah, "That you are handing your servant over to Ahab to be put to death? Job 7:20 (quickview)  if I have sinned, what have I done to you, O watcher of men? Why have you made me your target? Have I become a burden to you? These examples of What have I done, are not as what Jeremiah is speaking of here, Jeremiah placed the Children of Israel on the spot, so much that within the book of Jeremiah he asked 194 questions. Tonight thru the help of God the father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, I would like to discuss the 54th question, found in Jeremiah 8:6 (quickview) . That question is “What have I done”?

Listen to what the Prophet says. Jeremiah 8:6 (quickview)  I have listened attentively, but they do not say what is right. No one repents of his wickedness, saying, "What have I done?" Each pursues his own course like a horse charging into battle. This is a question of issues; this is a question of moral ethics, a question of motives, a question of character. (The prodigal’s son.) This is an on the spot question, a nerve rattling question. A coming to your senses.

Jeremiah placed the Children of Israel on the spot, so much that he within the book of Jeremiah he asked 194 questions. Tonight thru the help of God the father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, I would like to discuss the 54th question, found in Jeremiah 8:6 (quickview) . That question is “What have I done”?

WHAT HAVE I DONE WITH THE CHURCH? My Brothers & Sisters, I am afraid tonight that the inward bickering, the inward discord, the mumbling and grumbling that goes on within the Church, the power struggles within the church. All of this indicates just how far, we have fallen short of God’s expectations. A genuine commitment to the gospel helps us realize the high priority that the unity of God’s peoples in the scriptures PS 133:1 (Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity, John 17:23 (quickview)  I in them, and thou in me, that may be made perfect in one, that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.


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