Bible: Jer. 22:13-17
Judgment on Jehoiakim
22:13 “‘Sure to be judged 1 is the king who builds his palace using injustice
and treats people unfairly while adding its upper rooms. 2
He makes his countrymen work for him for nothing.
He does not pay them for their labor.
22:14 He says, “I will build myself a large palace
with spacious upper rooms.”
He cuts windows in its walls,
22:15 Does it make you any more of a king
that you outstrip everyone else in 5 building with cedar?
Just think about your father.
He was content that he had food and drink. 6
He did what was just and right. 7
So things went well with him.
22:16 He upheld the cause of the poor and needy.
So things went well for Judah.’ 8
‘That is a good example of what it means to know me.’ 9
22:17 But you are always thinking and looking
for ways to increase your wealth by dishonest means.
Your eyes and your heart are set
on killing some innocent person
and committing fraud and oppression. 10