Undiscouraged

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 36 (Day Six)
“So Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to the scribe Baruch. . .and as Jeremiah dictated, Baruch wrote on it all the words of the scroll that Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire.”  (v 32)  I like Jeremiah.  Respect him for his tenacity.  Even with the Lord’s warning that he would be ignored (chapter 1) it still must have been difficult for this very sensitive man to press through the disappointments so regularly and ruthlessly hurled his direction.  He was, however, undiscouraged.  (In his choices and obedience, if not his emotions.) When they ignored his preaching, he wrote the message on a scroll.  When he was restricted from the temple, he sent Baruch to read the words.  When the King burned the scroll, he patiently and resolutely produced a second copy.  What does it take to discourage you, friend?  Do disappointments cause you to cease your service or look for an easier path?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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