Tough Words

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 7:1-16 (day two)
“Stand in the gate of theLord’s house and proclaim there this word and say, ‘Hear the word of the Lord, all you of Judah, who enter by these gates to worship the Lord!’” 3 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, “Amend your ways and your deeds, and I will let you dwell in this place. I cannot imagine that these were easy words to hear, but how difficult must they have been for Jeremiah to say?  A reckoning was coming, it was needed and Jeremiah was the mouthpiece for the Lord.  Jeremiah’s job was not to interpret or convert the words to flowery prose, he was to deliver them verbatim to the people of Israel.  Somewhere along our journey we may fall into one of these categories.  We may be the mouthpiece of the Lord, called to deliver a tough message.   Or we may be Israel needing a severe course correction.  Pray for the correct response to the Lord’s direction.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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