Read Jeremiah 13:15 – 17. The language reminds me of Psalm 50:1. Judah is exhorted to listen and heed what the Lord has said to them. They do not. They think they have a better plan. They don’t. Look at how the Lord’s reaction is described in verse 17. He weeps because of the pride of His people.
By God’s grace we have His thoughts, His words, in a book. We can understand some of His nature and character as we read and study this Book. There is direction. There are promises. There are principles for wise living.
If we say that we are His follower, and we are not in His book consistently – well who are we trying to kid? If we are not applying what we read and study in His book, what is it exactly that informs our Christianity? If we are not in His Word and grappling with its depth, about what are we talking in our communities? Our ideas? Jeremiah 23 has some harsh things to say about that.
It seems reasonable if God made the effort to reveal Himself in the Book that we should be about passionately devouring it.