(January 16, 2015)
I had two thoughts as I read through these chapters. The first was on the common-sense reality that sometimes deceit makes people rich. Jeremiah recognizes this, and the Lord almost acknowledges it. But wealth and riches don’t bring happiness – we might like to pretend that they do, but they do not. So why do we envy the rich for their wealth (even when ill-gotten) if our choices to live after the manner of happiness bring us more happiness than their wealth brings them?