Declare this in the house of Jacob, proclaim it in Judah: Hear this, O foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but do not see, who have ears, but do not hear. Do you not fear me? says the Lord; Do you not tremble before me? I placed the sand as a boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass; though the waves toss, they cannot prevail, though they roar, they cannot pass over it. But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart; they have turned aside and gone away. They do not say in their hearts, "Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives the rain in its season, the autumn rain and the spring rain, and keeps for us the weeks appointed for the harvest." Your iniquities have turned these away, and your sins have deprived you of good (Jeremiah 5:20-25).
When my son was little he went on a field trip. As we were driving home he told me about the most important part. They were walking around the lake. He decided to walk with his eyes closed so he could hear. He said it was so alive. I could hear so much. The crickets were the loudest.
In order to hear, he needed to have his eyes closed. Sight distracted him.
We too get distracted. We are so concerned with daily living that we forget to worship God. To be in the fearful presence of the Lord allows boundaries and limits on our daily troubles. Our eyes and ears can see what is truly important when we allow God in.
God, we are a stubborn and rebellious people. We should honor and worship, yet our ears and eyes fail to hear. Keep pushing us to see what you have done and what you continue to do.