Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 11:18-23; 12:1-6; 17:14-18; 20:7-18 (day two)
I had been like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter; I did not realize that they had plotted against me, saying, “Let us destroy the tree and its fruit; let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name be remembered no more.” Jeremiah 11:19
These words are strikingly familiar and as we continue to focus on the cross this season we see Jeremiah’s words reflected in Jesus’ journey. But what was the end game? Jesus knew the path that lay before Him, and more than that, He knew the victory that would ultimately come. Jeremiah’s faith was strong, but he did not share the divinity of Christ. We can benefit from both. We know, who know that victory is assured through Jesus, can look at Jeremiah’s story and gain hope. Hope that says there is a way out. We will most assuredly come to situations that seem desperate, but with our eyes fixed on Jesus, we know that the tree will continue to bear much fruit.