Read Jeremiah 4:1
God's call to
The prophet Jeremiah began his public ministry during the reign of King Josiah of
However, young Josiah did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father (ancestor), and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left (II Kings 22:2). No doubt, Jeremiah was a great encouragement and influence on the youthful Josiah. After he had purged the land, Josiah began repairing the
Following Josiah's death (see 23:29-30), his son, Jehoahaz reverted to the evil ways of his grandfather Amon and great-grandfather Manasseh (see 23:31-32). With deep concern, we see a parallel between the worship of false gods and the immorality of
A true Christian desires to worship only the Lord and especially enjoys doing so with other believers where there is reading, studying, and obeying the Word of God. The Apostle Paul was led by the Holy Spirit to warn us: The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine (teaching); but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned to fables (false teaching) (II Timothy 4:3-5).
By Jeremiah, whom God commissioned to try (test) the ways of His people (Jeremiah 6:27). Jesus shall one day judge all mankind. God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ (Romans 2:16). Every man's work shall be made manifest (known): for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try (test) every man's work of what sort it is (I Corinthians 3:13).
4:6 retire, stay not = go in haste, don't delay; 4:22 sottish = devoid of spiritual understanding; 5:10 battlements = branches; 5:13 wind = full of words, but speaking nothing from God; 5:30 wonderful = monstrous, shocking.
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Memory Verse for the Week: 2 Thessalonians 1:9