JEREMIAH 32
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33 And they have turned unto Me the back [oref], and not the face [panim]: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened [paid heed] to receive instruction [musar].


Why should not man be at liberty to choose his own way, and follow his own bent? Why should his doing so be a cause of divine anger? The answer is at once of a boundless depth and of Sunday school simplicity. God has made all things for Himself, and especially man. The earth is not for man, except man fulfil the end for which God placed him on it, which was that he might glorify God and taste the true sweetness of his own nature in rendering to Him the submission of a loving obedience and the homage of a sincere worship.

If we ask why should God make His glory the governing consideration in the regulation of human destiny, even to this, reason has a clear answer. God is the essence of all things: He is the fountain of life, the beginning of being, the means of universal subsistence. Any life we now have is His and by His permission. Any life we hope to have in the resurrection state is His and by His permission. Without Him, there can be no life and no anything. God only has life and wisdom and power in Himself.

All substance, all organization, all beauty, all excellence of adaption, whether in the constitution of small objects like plants and animals, or in the arrangement of the gigantic bodies and movements of the universe, are due to Him, and of Him, and in Him. It is, therefore, most reasonable that His will should be law.

What man who had laid out a fine estate and built a palace on it and filled it with adjacent houses for dependents to live near by his favour, would not desire his will to be the law of the place? What reasonable tenant would demur? And if it would be considered reasonable that a man's will should be law in such a case, though the man made not the ground, nor the stone, nor the people invited to live near him, how much more reasonable is it that God's will should be law, who has made heaven and earth, and sustains all things and creatures in being by His power?

Bro Roberts - God Will Avenge Gentile Disobedience