The hearts of the people – vv. 1-5
God had given them their land. It was theirs as long as they trusted in and followed after Him.
Greed. Lack of contentment. Materialism. Covetousness.
He leased it to them
Sabbatical year. Year of Jubilee.
Privilege brings responsibility and responsibility brings accountability. (Warren Wiersbe)
The wealthy wanted more wealth
More prosperity over more holiness
Finding our joy and contentment in our current walk with God
God will take them from His land and give it to someone else.
IT IS HIS
ALL OF CREATION IS HIS
The worship of the people– vv. 6-11
The people were rejecting the Word of God from true prophets
They would not hear the truth.
Do not hear, because you are not of God. John 8:47
If the message is wrong
The reception is wrong
Our TRUE RELATIONSHIP with God will be wrong
God gave them the land so they could enter REST. But, they turned their back on God. Therefore, judgment is coming.