Take Responsibility

My chosen people act like speckled vultures [or hyenas], but they themselves are surrounded by vultures. Bring on the wild animals to pick their corpses clean!
Jeremiah 12:9 (NLT)

Wow.
The whole chapter is quite intense…I encourage you to read it. Jeremiah 12 (NLT)

There are 2 verses that stood out to me.

5“If racing against mere men makes you tired, how will you race against horses?
If you stumble and fall on open ground, what will you do in the thickets near the Jordan?

This verse (above) is about becoming more skilled and preparing to be more than who you are, at this moment in time.

10“Many rulers have ravaged my vineyard,
trampling down the vines and turning all its beauty into a barren wilderness.
11They have made it an empty wasteland; I hear its mournful cry.
The whole land is desolate, and no one even cares.

This verse (above) strikes as … no one even cares how the beautiful land has become a  wasteland. Let us not be like that. Let us be people who care about the land that God has given us. Whether it is people, or physical land, or business, or even the opportunities that God gives us. Let us care, and take responsibility for what He has given us personally to look after.

I think both these verses have to do with taking responsibility and ownership of your life. Truly caring and looking after the territory and skills that God has given you.

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