saying, ‘Turn now everyone from his evil way and from the evil of your deeds, and dwell on the land which the LORD has given to you and your forefathers forever and ever; Jeremiah 25:5
The prophet Jeremiah has told the nation of Israel, he has been preaching the same message from God for over 23 years, but still nobody was listening. His message was very simple, Turn away from your sin (Repent) and dwell on the land ( Eternal Life)
However instead of listening to Jeremiah, they repeatedly mocked him, beat him, even imprisoned him. See people are very hostile to the Word of God. A lot of people don’t want to “Repent” because they love their sins more than they love God
and do not go after other gods to serve them and to worship them, and do not provoke Me to anger with the work of your hands, and I will do you no harm.’ Jeremiah 25:6
God said “Stop worshiping other gods” , the people of Israel worshipped many false gods including molech and baal. Today people have made many things their gods, Money, Sex, Drugs, Gambling, people put many things ahead of God , things that are unholy and destructive to themselves.
God said if you stop sinning “I will do you no harm”, God is looking for people to come to Repentance!
From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 4:17
Jesus continued to preach this message “Repent (Turn away from Sin) for the Kingdom of God (Eternal Life) is at Hand (Judgement is coming)
However Jesus did even more, he became the atonement for our sins! If we Repent he has declared us justified and righteous before God Amen!