Don't Be Hard To Find In The Search For Truth

____Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem,
_________look and take note!
____Search her squares to see
_________if you can find a man,
____one who does justice
_________and seeks truth,
_________that I may pardon her.
____Though they say, “As the LORD lives,”
_________yet they swear falsely.
____O LORD, do not your eyes look for truth?
_____________________________(Jeremiah 5:1-3)

What if these ancient words were rephrased to match our modern context?

____Search the houses and apartments of America!
_________Scan the Facebook statuses and Twitter feeds!
____Survey the schools and universities!
_________Scrutinize the offices and cubicles!

____Seek for men who will do the right thing regardless of the circumstances;
_________Search for women who will speak the truth in all situations.
____Seek out young people who will stand on principle in the face of peer pressure;
_________Search for the mature who will cling to righteousness in the darkest hour.

“The eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him” (2 Chron 16:9).  In his grace and mercy, he is willing to pardon those who who are willing to forsake the pathways of rebellion and deceit. Even today, he is on the lookout for men and women of integrity who will speak and act on and live the truth every day, everywhere.

As his gaze passes over you, what does he see?

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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