Gedaliah's assassination; Jeremiah taken to
God allowed Nebuchadnezzar to defeat His rebellious people and fulfill His prophecy of the destruction of
Gedaliah set up his government at Mizpah, about five miles northwest of the ruins of
Some would say the godly prophet Jeremiah surely deserved better treatment than this for his loyalty to the Lord. However, though he was distressed over the unbelief of his people, Jeremiah had nothing to fear. He knew his life was in the hands of the living God. Jeremiah never compromised, but remained loyal to God regardless of the consequences.
Centuries have passed and you can be sure that in heaven Jeremiah has no regrets. May it also be our desire to say with God's servant, the Apostle Paul: I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung (rubbish), that I may win Christ (Philippians 3:8).
41:1 seed royal =b> royal family; 41:9 pit =b> cistern; 41:14 cast about =b> turned around; 42:18 execration =b> curse, object of disgust and shame; 42:20 dissembled =b> were deceitful; 43:3 setteth thee on =b> incites or influences you.
Pray for The English International Shortwave Radio Broadcast in memory of Ruth Hall · Government Official: Rep. Melvin Watt (NC) · Country: Indonesia (216 million) five large and 13,662 lesser islands in Southeast Asia · Major languages: Bahasa Indonesian (modified form of Malay) and English · Growing pressure from Muslim leaders to limit advances of Christianity by not renewing many of the missionaries' permits to stay in the country · 44% Muslim; 35% Islamic mixtures; 10% Protestant; 4% animist; 4% Roman Catholic; 2% Hindu; 1% Buddhist · Prayer Suggestion: Ask the Lord to fill you with love for the unlovely (I John 4:7-8).
Memory Verse for the Week: Psalms 91:2