“And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech: which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.” Jeremiah 32 v35
The “children” of Israel and Judah chose to do the things, even in God’s house, that he had told them not to. They brought idolatry to Baal in many ways-“cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire”-of pagan worship. Those nations were scattered among many nations because of this.
God, through Jeremiah, went on to put it this way. “Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, wither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely: And they shall be my people, and I will be their God: And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and their children after them:” .
Lord, help us this day to take down the things that hinder us, especially in your house. Help us Lord to bring respect and honor to you in the way not for others to see our great effort, change our heart to the mind of one heart that we know we are in you. Amen