RE Verse reading–Jeremiah 1 (day seven) “Before you were born. . . I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”–v 5.
The meaning depends on how you say it. Tell the TRUTH. TELL the truth. Both are commandments. The second was God’s emphasis with Jeremiah.
Apart from this clear call, Jeremiah probably would have stayed silent. Easy choice in a “politically correct” age. Some messages tolerated. Some not. People were (are) tired of hearing it. Old news.
So, the Lord removed the option. No longer a choice. Now, a matter of obedience. Speak up, God told this young believer. Don’t be timid! Don’t let them disregard you! Speak my word!
It is a similar call to the one Christ gave the church. “Go into all the world and make disciples. Baptizing them. Teaching them all that I have commanded you.”–Matthew 28:19-20. Silence is not an option. He commands us. TELL the truth! Even when the world doesn’t want to hear it.