Jeremiah 42:1-22

Jeremiah 42:1-22

👉 All the people – from the least to the greatest – everyone:

  • went to Jeremiah
  • asked him to pray on their behalf
  • wanted to know the Lord’s will
  • promised to obey the Lord

👉 Ten days later – a word from the Lord came to Jeremiah – it involved two scenarios.

  1. If you remain in the land…
  • I will plant you, not pluck you up
  • I will relent of the disaster
  • I will be with you and deliver you
  • I will grant you mercy
  • you will remain in your own land


  1. If you disobey and turn to Egypt…
  • the sword will overtake you
  • famine shall follow you
  • every man will die
  • no remnant or survivor
  • my wrath will be poured out
  • you will not return to your land

👉 Now, I’m not claiming to be a know-it-all but I feel like this one is a no-brainer. Like I’m totally Team Remain in the Land. Right?!

But – before we judge any potential decisions made by these people – let’s not pretend like we haven’t chosen the less desirable option before.

How often do we choose panic over prayer?

Chaos over calm?

Self over Savior?

World over Word?

Worry over rest?

Our way over His way?

It’s easy for us to look at their choices on paper and maybe think – how could they? But – what if – generations from now – someone looked at the promises and commands in God’s Word and then at all the choices we made over the course of our lives? They may just be shaking their heads in disbelief at us. 😉

You are so crazy loved by God.

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