Ignoring God’s word doesn’t make it go away–and ignoring uncomfortable truth doesn’t change reality. 

Jeremiah 36:23-24
“Whenever Jehudi had read three or four columns of the scroll, the king cut them off with a scribe’s knife and threw them into the firepot, until the entire scroll was burned in the fire. The king and all his attendants who heard all these words showed no fear, nor did they tear their clothes.” 
What a fool the king made of himself, and what calamity his pride led to! Instead of letting his heart be moved to repentance by the word of God, he chose to react with childish anger–first by destroying the scroll (as if the scroll was the problem!), and then by trying to take out his anger on the prophet.
This visceral reaction should have clued him in that there was something amiss in his own heart, but his pride could only see fault in everything and everyone around him. 
I’ve been just as guilty as the king from time to time. When confronted about issues in my own heart, I’ve reacted with self-righteous anger…refusing to see fault in myself, but only in those around me. The problem is, ignoring God’s word doesn’t make it go away–and ignoring uncomfortable truth doesn’t change reality.
This week, I choose to walk in humility. I choose to accept correction from God, instead of ignoring his reproof. I choose to use my mirror before my telescope, when looking for the source of the problem. 
God, thank you for your word which stands unchanged and true. Help me to receive your word daily with humility, and allow you to accomplish your work in me. Help me to daily take responsibility, instead of casting blame. 

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