I have listened attentively, but they do not say what is right. None of them repent of their wickedness, saying, “What have I done?” Each pursues their own course like a horse charging into battle. Jeremiah 8:6
As God is getting ready to send the nation of Israel into captivity He is watching and listening to the people. None of them realized what they had done wrong and repented of their sins. They continued to live in sin as God was punishing them.
The illustration God uses is of a horse charging into battle. Horses that were used for battle had blinders put on. These blinders kept them from seeing to the right or left. All they could see was in front of them. They were also trained to go forward regardless of what was happening in front of them. Often they were charging straight forward into a battle in which there was a very high chance, to guaranteed chance of death. They had no fear of what was happening, despite it meaning they would be injured or killed.
People are very much like that to this day. All over the world people are choosing their own course in life. The majority are choosing a path that is similar to that of the battle horse going into battle. They are choosing to live a life full of sin, refusing to repent and not seeing the danger ahead.
For those who have never known God, this is understandable. However, just like the Israelites, there are many who claim to be Christian or have known God at some point in their life, but are living in purposeful sin. They are choosing their own path, rather than following God and the path He has for them.
Some will repent of their sins in words only. As soon as they repent, they go out and do it again on purpose. This is not true repentance, a turning away from the sin.
You must look at your own life and determine whose path you are on. Are you following your own path, which will lead to destruction in the end?
Or are you following the path God has for you?
Be willing to repent of all sin and follow God’s path for your life. In the end you will have life forever.
I pray today that you will follow God’s path for your life; that God will strengthen you to turn from all sin; that you will truly repent of all sin in your life; and that you will know the life God has for you.