Today’s Bible reading is Jeremiah 5 and Ephesians 2.
“O LORD, do not your eyes look for truth?” (Jer 5:3)
The search was on in Jeremiah’s day.
Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem,
look and take note!
Search her squares to see
if you can find a man,
one who does justice
and seeks truth… (Jer 5:1)
Truth was rare in those days. Jeremiah’s peers refused to take correction, refused to repent, and made their faces harder than rock (Jer 5:3).
But the search hasn’t been called off. It’s ongoing. Who knows what angel might be told today…
Search the houses and apartments of the 21st century,
Scan the Facebook posts and Twitter feeds;
Survey the schools and universities,
Scrutinize the conference rooms and cubicles.
Seek out men of integrity;
Look for women of righteousness;
Note young adults of principle–
People of goodness, kindness, and faithfulness.
The search continues. “The eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him” (2 Chron 16:9).
Let’s not be hard to find in our Father’s search for truth this week.