You Can Live

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 21:1-10, 38:1-6 (day four)
King Zedekiah thought that his enemy was Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon.  What he did not realize was that he was his own enemy.  God had warned Judah if they did not repent and turn from their wicked ways, they would face the power of Babylon.  Babylon was marching against Judah because they had not done that.  God was using Babylon to deliver judgment on Judah.  Even in the midst of judgment though, God was offering hope.  Jeremiah, in verse 9, says if the people will flee the city and surrender to the armies of Babylon…in other words, yield to the judgment of God and do not battle against it…they would live.  To yield to God’s plan would require putting aside pride, and in humility, to yield to Him.  Sounds like repentance and salvation doesn’t it?  Are you willing to humbly yield to God’s plan for your life?

Author: Larry Soape

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

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