Led to Lament // I Will Not Hear You // Jeremiah 7:1-8:3 // Oct 12 2014

The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell.
— Simone Weil

God sends Jeremiah to deliver terrible news to the people of Judah -- namely, that they are condemned to exile for false worship and rejection of God. And so it is for all who sin. God will not relent from his condemnation of sinners. Nor will he hear the prayer to spare them. All attempts to hide behind devotion or sacrifice will fail. Sinners will die and be thrown on the scrap heap. Only the perfect will live.