The Word

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 36 (Day Four)
Even in today’s world, the thought is often the same…if we just take away the Bible, the people will not hear about Jesus.  Jeremiah was obedient to write down every word that God had told him concerning Judah.  He dictated the Word to Baruch who faithfully wrote them on the scroll.  The hope was that when the people of Judah heard the words, they would repent and turn from their sinful ways.  When the words were read, there were some that were moved by them…they were in fear (v. 16).  It was the leader, the King, who must respond in repentance in order to lead the nation.  King Jehoiakim thought he could eliminate the message of the scroll by just destroying the scroll.  What he would learn was that the Word of God is not dependent upon the paper it is written on.  The power is in the Word itself.  The places in today’s world where the Word is spreading quickest are the places where it is illegal to own a Bible.  The power is in the Word!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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