Jeremiah 19:1-21:14 / 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 / Psalm 82:1-8 / Proverbs 25:8-10
Standout verse:Jeremiah 20:11“But the Lord is with me as a mighty awesome One. Therefore my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will be greatly ashamed, for they will not prosper. Their everlasting persecution will never be forgotten.”
Jeremiah was scorned, persecuted and abused by those who received his prophesies. Despite the intense challenges of his calling (death threats, chained in stocks, general abuse), HE LOOKED TO THE LORD FOR POWER TO OVERCOME AND PERSEVERE THROUGH ALL HIS STRUGGLES. The Lord had asked him to deliver truth to a spiritually dying people and, though his job was extremely challenging, Jeremiah was compelled (and obedient) to do as the Lord asked him.We need to turn to the Lord for healing and deliverance when we are wrongly persecuted. Though our flesh cries out to defend itself, we must rely on the Lord to protect us and care for us as we walk in obedience. Remember, when it seems like no one sees what is happening to us and what we are dealing with, God does – He sees it ALL! And, He promises to stay close to us, bless us and bring us through. With God on our side, we are NEVER alone!