Is It Nothing to You?

Lamentations 1:12

Jeremiah writes here concerning the downfall of Jerusalem. King Nebuchadnezzar and his Baby-lonian army had just pillaged the once beautiful city with its glorious temple. Jeremiah personifies the city and asks this piercing question, "Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by?" It is as if the city were asking, "Does anyone care about what has happened to me?".

In our last missions conference our missionary to Kenya, Christina Fulmer, gave this verse as the one that challenged her concerning surrendering her life to be a missionary. "Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by?" What we are talking about is indifference. An attitude of just not caring. I want to apply this verse in two ways this morning. First to the people who live there lives with no consideration of the Lord Jesus Christ and what He has done for them. And then I want to apply it to the believer and their indifference to those who are in need of Christ, here and around the world.

I. Indifference Towards the Lord.

II. Indifference to the Lost.

I believe that God is grieved by the wicked indifference of the lost in this world, but I believe the indifference of His own children. Do you care this morning?

If you are here without Christ, do you care that God loved you so much that He gave His Son Jesus Christ to die in your place? Why not come and accept His free offer of salvation today?

Christians, do you care about others? "Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by?" If we don't care enough to share the gospel with the lost, who will?