Therefore, thus says the LORD, “If you return, then I will restore you– Before Me you will stand; And if you extract the precious from the worthless, You will become My spokesman. They for their part may turn to you, But as for you, you must not turn to them. Jeremiah 15:19
The Life of being a prophet for Jeremiah was taking a toll on him, read what Jeremiah said to God before he responded
“Woe to me, my mother, that you have borne me As a man of strife and a man of contention to all the land! I have not lent, nor have men lent money to me, Yet everyone curses me.” Jeremiah 15:10
Because Jeremiah was speaking truth to people and warning them about the judgement of God, everyone turned on him. Nobody wants to hear the truth unless it benefits them. God was calling the nation of Israel to repentance, yet nobody wanted to listen. Instead they wanted to “shoot the messenger”
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 2 Timothy 3:1-4
Fast forward to today, people still don’t want to repent. People still don’t want to hear the truth about God. Instead people want to “shoot the messengers” , they don’t want to believe in God, they want to discredit the Bible, they want to pretend Jesus never existed.
God said if you return (Repent) to him, then he will restore You, by the blood of Jesus Christ we can be set free Amen!