Gird Up Your Loins

Re: Verse reading– Jeremiah 1 (day four)

What a picture of a beautiful promise!  God has called Jeremiah to be His spokesman.  He already knows Jeremiah before he was even born.  God also knows the trials Jeremiah will face as he carries out His call.  God answers all of Jeremiah’s fears…fears of not knowing what to say and fears that the people will not listen because of his youth.  After God makes His promise (v.8), He proceeds to train Jeremiah.  In v. 11-12, God tests him to reassure Jeremiah that he accurately sees what God is telling him.

Has God done that for you?  Have you ever learned a truth or lesson from Scripture, only to be tested then in that same truth?  God works constantly in our lives to clarify His Word to the people around us.  We are His spokesmen.  Maybe it is time for us to “gird up our loins, and arise and speak to them.”  (v.17)

Author: Larry Soape

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

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