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Word at Work May 5, 2015

TUESDAY, MAY 5
Scripture: Jeremiah 5:4,5

Jeremiah 5:4,5 says, “Therefore I said, ‘Surely these are poor. They are foolish; For they do not know the way of the Lord, The judgment of their God. I will go to the great men and speak to them, For they have known the way of the Lord, The judgment of their God.” It is obvious that Jeremiah considered the definition of the way of the Lord to be the judgment of God. If you know the way of the Lord, you can obtain the judgment of God. If you do not know the way of the Lord, you live below God’s full purpose! Jeremiah defined those who could not access the way of the Lord as poor and foolish, “…because they do not know the judgment of their God.” If you cannot access the judgment of God, the fruit is: you are impoverished by the enemy. According to one of the greatest prophets, the quickest way to the poorhouse was to not embrace the way of the Lord and not know the judgment of God. If we do not want to live in the poorhouse, we learn the way of the Lord and know the judgment of our God. We need to change the way we think about judgment and do it soon. Jeremiah went on to say, “So I will go to the leaders of Judah and talk to them. Surely they understand the way of the Lord.” The way of the Lord appears to be the difference between a poor man and a leader. A poor man does not know the way of the Lord and therefore neglects to access the judgment of God. What makes a leader? He knows the way of the Lord and accesses the judgment of God. Some teach that all judgment was taken by Christ upon Himself. But to conclude that ‘there is no more judgment’ is a lie of the enemy! We are, according to Jeremiah, poor and foolish if we neglect the judgment Jesus bought and paid for! But we can choose to learn the way of the Lord and choose to pray the judgment of our God. We are called to it and it is our responsibility to do it! Will we?