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God, Why?

Key Verse

“And if thou say in thine heart, Wherefore come these things upon me? For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts discovered, and thy heels made bare” (Jeremiah 13:22).

TEXT — Jeremiah 13:15-27


‘’In God We trust” is the official motto of the United States of America. But on September 11, 2001, successful terrorist attacks in America killed nearly 3,000 people. During a 2016 radio interview, Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of foremost evangelist, Billy Graham, was asked why God allowed such calamity to befall America. She said, ‘God allows bad things to happen’ like the September 11 attacks ‘to show us that we need Him.’

The Israelites were asking a similar question in our text. Jeremiah told them the reasons for their predicaments and imminent exile to Babylon. He attributed their present woes and the general disgrace the nation was facing to their sins. They had become fixated and adapted to their sins to the extent that Jeremiah compared them to the Ethiopians, who cannot change their colour and to the spots on the leopard’s skin which cannot be removed.

The Israelites were not happy with Jeremiah when he prophesied of their exile to Babylon. How could a loving God allow His people to go into captivity? They thought he was not patriotic; and was, perhaps an agent of their enemies. He was put in prison and treated badly by King Zedekiah; but he insisted that it was God’s judgment not his. Jeremiah also wept for the nation because of her pride and impudence.

When bad things happen, the world will look for someone to blame. In such situations, many people ask: Why do we have accidents, terrorist attacks, with innocent children dying, when we have God as our Father? They forget that God does not force Himself on anyone. If we seek Him sincerely and repent of our sins, He will show up in times of needs and crises and deliver His people.

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Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.


  1. As the LORD is no respecter of persons so is HE not of nations. The sure Defence is to be a friend of GOD. “For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.” Zechariah 2:8

  2. You can’t spit on Christ’s face and get away with it. Sin breaks down believers’ Defence and national security.

  3. Calvary’s greetings. I have your app which I daily do my devotion with but the last time it updated me a message was on the 9th of November. Is there a pro lem?

  4. Truly sin seperate us from God when when we commit sin God turns His back from us so sin is very dangerous to a believer to a nation we should avoid sin by all course

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