Hard and long assignment

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 1 (day one) 
“The words of Jeremiah. . .The word of the Lord came to him in the thirteenth year. . .of Josiah. . .and through the reign of Jehoiakim. . .down to the. . .eleventh year of Zekekiah. . .when the people of Jerusalem went into exile.” (v 1-3)  40 years.  That is how long Jeremiah labored with the people of Judah.  Kings came and went.  Three of them.  He stayed at the task.  Courageously communicated the word of the Lord.   There were times (many) when it was unpopular to do so.  Times it was dangerous.  Times when he complained to God at the difficult and thankless task that was his.  One thing, however.  Jeremiah remained faithful.  Even when there was no success to point to.  No encouragement from others. For the next 12 weeks it will be our privilege to study the life and message of this brave man (and another like him named Ezekiel).  They were faithful to hard and long assignments.  You?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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