“The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I did not send them …They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds” (v14). When Jeremiah told the people of Judah that God was sending drought and war as punishment for their rebellion, many refused to believe him. In fact, other “prophets” said the opposite, promising peace, security, and God’s favor, “a lying vision” meant to please everyone. Yet only the truth and real repentance could save them.
“We have sinned against you” (v7). When we face the truth about our actions and ask for God’s mercy, He is quick to forgive and restore us completely (I John 1:19).