Bible: Jeremiah 17:5-6

Individuals Are Challenged to Put Their Trust in the Lord 1 

17:5 The Lord says,

I will put a curse on people

who trust in mere human beings,

who depend on mere flesh and blood for their strength, 2 

and whose hearts 3  have turned away from the Lord.

17:6 They will be like a shrub 4  in the desert.

They will not experience good things even when they happen.

It will be as though they were growing in the desert,

in a salt land where no one can live.

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