This morning I opened the Bible to this:
"Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of My pasture!" declares the LORD.
"You have scattered My flock and driven them away, and have not attended to them; behold, I am about to attend to you for the evil of your deeds," declares the LORD.
"Then I Myself will gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and bring them back to their pasture, and they will be fruitful and multiply.
"For the land is full of adulterers; For the land mourns because of the curse. The pastures of the wilderness have dried up. Their course also is evil And their might is not right.
"For both prophet and priest are polluted; Even in My house I have found their wickedness," declares the LORD.
"Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD.
"Also among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: The committing of adultery and walking in falsehood; And they strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that no one has turned back from his wickedness. All of them have become to Me like Sodom, And her inhabitants like Gomorrah.
"Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They are making you worthless. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the LORD's mouth.
"They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.
"Behold, the storm of the LORD has gone forth in wrath, Even a whirling tempest; It will swirl down on the head of the wicked.
"Can a man hide himself in secret places where I cannot see him?"--the LORD's declaration. "Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?"--the LORD's declaration.
"How long will this continue in the minds of the prophets prophesying lies, prophets of the deceit of their own minds?
"Is not My word like fire"--this is the LORD's declaration--"and like a hammer that pulverizes rock?
"Therefore, take note! I am against the prophets"--the LORD's declaration--"who steal My words from each other.
"I am against the prophets"--the LORD's declaration--"who use their own tongues to make a declaration.
"I will surely forget you and throw away from My presence both you and the city that I gave you and your fathers.
"I will bring on you everlasting shame and humiliation that will never be forgotten."
--From Jer. 23