Jeremiah 36:21-24 (ESV)says........ "21 So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll: and he took it out of Elishama the scribe's chamber. And Jehudi read it in the ears of the king, and in the ears of all the princes which stood beside the king. 22 Now the king sat in the winterhouse in the ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him. 23 And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth. 24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words." Can we learn from these verses? Of course we can. That is what Bible study is all about. Taking the Scriptures and finding the lesson in them and then applying it to our lives today. Jeremiah brought message after message of warnings from God to his people. God condemned their sins and named the judgments He was going to bring IF the people did not turn back to Him. The messages of Jeremiah was straight from God and the result was....."The people did not Repent". God has done everything possible to keep men out of hell. He did it in Jeremiah's day and He is still doing it today. However, with all the warnings and readings and messages to the people and princes and the king the text quoted tells us that........... "Yet they were not afraid and did not repent". That my dear internet friends is exactly what the problem of man is today. WE ARE NOT AFRAID AND WILL NOT REPENT!! When Christians argue over whether or not two men should be married, or the killing of an un-born child is acceptable or even the fact that a man convicted of killing 5 little girls should get the death penalty or not...... THAT IS THE RESULT OF NOT FEARING GOD! Why do I say that? Because when men lose the fear of God----they will become more and more bolder and heinous in their sin and rebellion. When man does not fear authority, whether it be God's or man's, the next step is chaos and anarchy takes over. Remember Hurricane Katrina that hit New Orleans in 2004??? Men were not stealing food and water to survive........they were wadding through waist deep flood water with big screen TV's in their hands. WHY??? No fear of authority, God's or mans. Just something to think about this weekend.