Read Jeremiah 19
Jeremiah beaten and imprisoned by Pashur; Jeremiah's grief; destruction of
During the last days of the
Soon the people of
Even after being fully informed of the results of rejecting the Word of God, the religious leaders not only refused to repent, but they began a campaign to discredit Jeremiah before the king and the nation. Jeremiah sat alone in prison and was momentarily discouraged as he recorded: Then I said, I will not make mention of Him, nor speak any more in His Name. But His Word was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay (hold it in) (Jeremiah 20:9).
Jeremiah may have thought that he had failed to communicate to the people the importance of obeying the Word of God. Most spiritual leaders have, at some time, felt that they failed in fulfilling their God-given responsibility. But, far beyond all his own expectations, Jeremiah has been an inspiration to millions of believers for many succeeding centuries. Our Creator has assured us: My Word . . . shall not return to Me void (without result), but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it (Isaiah 55:11).
Regardless of circumstances, everyone who is devoted to teaching the Word of God personally or provides the money to make it possible for others to teach His Word, and who lives by it has laid up treasures in heaven. Jesus promised: For every tree is known by its own fruit. . . . A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good . . . for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks (Luke 6:44-45).
19:3 his ears shall tingle = will be utterly stunned by the news; 19:9 straitness = anguish, distress; 20:3 Magormissabib = terror on every side; 20:11 mighty terrible one = awe-inspiring one, heroic champion.
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Memory Verse for the Week: II Thessalonians 1:9