Word of God, Across the Ages

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 36 (day two)
The power of the written Word has always been a great strength of our faith.  In this chapter we read of the Lord commanding Jeremiah to write it all down.  The Lord knew that these words would have great impact on those who read them, then and now.  The prophet Isaiah writes: “so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” (Is. 55:11)  It is troubling then to read of the king’s reaction upon hearing the scroll read back to him.  Ultimately, however, whose name do you know better the Prophet Jeremiah who was obedient to the Lord, or King Jehoiakim the irreverent man who burned the scrolls?  God’s Word is a powerful tool.  Perhaps this is also a motivation to use to continue to write down the things the Lord speaks to us.  We may never share them as the prophets or apostles did, but we can gain strength from re-reading how God continues to speak into our lives.

Author: Aaron Hufty

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

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