The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Stand in the gate of the Lord’s house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the Lord, all you men of Judah who enter these gates to worship the Lord. Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Amend your ways and your deeds, and I will let you dwell in this place. Do not trust in these deceptive words: ‘This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord.’
When you read to the end of the book of Jeremiah, you will realize that regardless of all his preaching, the nation of Judah was destroyed. Whose fault was that? I strongly believe that the answer is in to whom he is addressing this letter. God calls on the men to take charge of their country. How? By changing their ways. Change starts with leadership. Men need to start listening to God instead of the world. Otherwise, destruction comes to that man’s household.