Why have my children departed from me, to seek worldly things? Don’t they know only I satisfy? Why are they entrapped in mindless entertainment, junk food of the soul, when only my word nourishes? Why do they satisfy themselves with lusts and impurities? When I will refine them like gold? Behold, the ways of men are not wise. Who builds a house, for another to dwell in? Who lays bricks, for another to take? Are they not mine? Therefore I will bring tragedy upon them, that they may seek me, and diligently. What’s worth more than their soul, and to who are they selling it?
Buy from me gold refined by trial, seek and know me, for I AM the LORD.