An inconvenient truth
The Lord spoke to the people.
‘Stand at the place where the roads cross,
and look,’ he said.
‘Ask where the old ways lead.
Find the good way, and walk along that way.
Then I will give proper peace to you.
But you said, “We will not walk that way.”’
‘I gave you men to help you and to lead you.
I said, “Listen for the noise of the trumpet !”
But you said, “We will not listen.”
So listen to me, all you countries.
Look. And you will see the things that I will do to them.
Hear me, people on the earth.
I am causing great trouble for these people.
They will have trouble
because they have done many wrong things.
And they have not listened to my words.
They have not obeyed my law .
Jeremiah 6:16-19 NASB
¹⁶Thus says the Lord, “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it. ‘
¹⁷And I set watchmen over you, saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But they said, ‘We will not listen.’
¹⁸Therefore hear, O nations, And know, O congregation, what is among them.
¹⁹Hear, O earth: behold, I am bringing disaster on this people, The fruit of their plans, Because they have not listened to My words, And as for My law, they have rejected it also.