Since they have rejected the word of the Lord, what kind of wisdom do they have? (8:9)
This chapter is so full of poignant phrases and rebukes from the Lord. He does a fine job of taking the wrecking ball to Israel’s walls and facades, as well as our own. Yet in all these rebukes, this one hit me hardest.
To reject means, “to not accept something, to not use something, to turn down or pass on something.”
While I know this was written to the Israelites at a specific time in their history, I can’t help applying the lesson to myself today. How often do I hear the word of the Lord, but not accept it, not use it? How often do I know I should be in it, but I turn it down? How often do I know I should be practicing it, but I pass and opt for selfishness instead?
What kind of wisdom do I have when I don’t accept, embrace, and practice the word of the Lord? Dare I say none.
**See James 3 also**