September 23, Reading 2 – Jeremiah 26


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SAA Notes

Jeremiah finds some highly placed friends with great courage. These men are like Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus in the Gospels. Thank the Lord for all your true friends – people who will stand up for you when everyone else is against you.

SJA Notes

* Righteous and Holy God, Your word is before us today. May our hearts be open to hear and obey.

“But as for me, behold, I am in your hands. Do with me as seems good and right to you.”

Jeremiah stood before His own people and called on them to repent.

Jeremiah was a prophet. A true prophet who obeyed the Lord in speaking the words God put in his mouth.

Jeremiah spoke God’s truth to the people, and they wanted to kill him for it.

In the face of death Jeremiah continued to speak this truth, calling on them to mend their ways and their deeds, to obey the LORD.

“But as for me, behold, I am in your hands. Do with me as seems good and right to you.”

Can we have the assurance Jeremiah had, that even with fear of man weighing down upon us, we hold God’s word, His truth, as worthy to be spoken – Even in the face of death!

That whatever man decides to do with one preaching Christ, pointing people to Jesus, that our submission is before a far greater power – One who holds our souls, our destinies.

Are we trusting God _that_ much?

* Father God,

May we be as Jeremiah, faithful even unto the threat of death.

May we be as Stephen, faithful even while being killed.

May we be more like our King who submitted under Your will and went to the cross, a work and an offering like no other.

Please grow our trust in You each day.


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