👉 The Lord gives Jeremiah another message for the people.
He is to stand in the court of the temple and speak to all who show up to worship. He is not to hold back a single word and, maybe, the Lord says, the people will turn from their evil ways and he would not bring the disaster that he intended.
👉 Personally – I found this fascinating.
These people were showing up to worship the Lord and he actually had a message for them. Spoiler alert – they didn’t like what they heard.
And how often are we the same way?
Here I am drinking my coffee and having my prayer time on a Sunday morning. Preparing my heart and mind for worship. I’m going to get in my car and drive to the church where I am hoping to hear from the Lord.
But what if the Lord corrects me?
What if he speaks a Word concerning worry, insecurity, fear, envy or whatever the thing is I’m currently struggling with?
What if he commands me to do something that I feel ill equipped or unprepared for – what if he instructs me to do something I just don’t want to do?
I guess what I’m saying is – we should be careful how quickly we judge the folks in Scripture.
👉 So the people show up to hear from the Lord, they hear from the Lord through Jeremiah, and their response is, “Obviously, Jeremiah needs to die because that is not the message we wanted to receive.”
The priests and the prophet want him to die. The officials and the people say that he has not done anything worthy of death. Thankfully, he is saved by a man named Ahikam.
Happy Sunday, sweet friends. May our hearts and minds be receptive to whatever message the Lord has for us today.