Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Lamentations 2:14 Your prophets have seen for you false and deceptive visions; they have not exposed your iniquity to restore your fortunes, but have seen for you oracles that are false and misleading.
God tells His people in Judah and Jerusalem that their prophets have mislead them. Instead of calling for repentance, for a return to God and to His ways, they have 'seen' visions of wealth, recovery, safety, peace and prosperity. What arre the prophets of the people doing today? Do they not cry out about peace and prosperity, wealth and security? No mention is made of repentance or turning back to God. So although there will be wealth, only the rich will gain and the poor - as usual - will pay; although there will be an illusion of peace, only the wealthy will benefit and profit from it. And in its tail will come destruction, for the modern day prophets of capitalism and consumerism lie and bring a false message, they deceive the people into doing nothing about their relationship with God - that alone could turn the tide, if the people turned and repented.