A couple of days ago Isaiah 9:15 – 17 was part of my reading. The connection between that passage and Jeremiah 23:16 – 32 has pretty much lodged in my brain. The Lord is telling the leaders of both Israel and Judah that sharing anything other than the Word of God with the people is foolish and a waste.
What bothers me, partially what kept me awake, is I know men and ministries who have either partially or nearly completely abandoned emphasis on the Word as central to their ministries. If Isaiah and Jeremiah are right; foolish and wasteful.
Whatever we do, whether it is with our families, in our service to our churches, or broader efforts in our community and the world, if those efforts do not come from the overflow of our time in the Word of God…