Jeremiah 32: 3 For Zedekiah king of Judah had imprisoned him, saying, "Why do you prophesy and say, 'Thus says the Lord: Behold, I am giving this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall capture it;
We may think that if we lock up or hide God's word so that we can't see it...and try not to think about it...He may just go away and we can continue doing whatever we want...as if there will be no ultimatum.
That is what King Zedekiah of Judah thought when he imprisoned the prophet Jeremiah. Even though the army of the King of Babylon was practically at his door and his city was surrounded and trapped. Even though he knew that his people had been disobedient and worshipers of false gods and even though he knew that the true God was actually delivering his city into captivity. Like the proverbial ostrich, he preferred to bury his head so he wouldn't face the reality of judgment and the loss of his kingdom.
It's always better to face the truth and bow to the greater reality of the God who not only sees all but controls enemies...controls nature...has the master plan of time...and is worthy of our total obedience. In each of our lives the reality is that God is in the 'here and now' not just the 'there and then' and certainly not locked up or a work of fiction.
He won't be locked up and He won't be ignored and He will be satisfied only when we worship Him alone.
Imprisoning God has a way of backfiring.
"Death is inevitable. Life is a choice!"
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live."