Thursday, February 11 2010
Verse of the Day: V14 “As for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.”
Faithfulness is a rare commodity. Look around us and we can see that people are no longer faithful in many aspects of our lives, especially faithfulness in our marriage vows and faithfulness in God and His church. In spite of man’s unfaithfulness, God is always faithful and has blessed us with faithful men and women in the Bible for our examples and encouragement and one of them was faithful Prophet Jeremiah.
1. Faithful in Speech
V2 “Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD’s house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD’s house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word:”
Jeremiah was faithful in his speech as he spoke to the people of what the Lord commanded him. He never diminishes any word but preach all the words pleading with the people to repent of their sins otherwise God’s judgment shall be upon them.
V3 “If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent me of the evil, which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings.”
2. Faithful in Submission
V13 “Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the LORD your God; and the LORD will repent him of the evil that He hath pronounced against you.”
Jeremiah was not only faithful in his speech but also faithful in submission to God. He never once questioned God even when he went through much rejection, persecution, sorrow and suffering while preaching God’s message of repentance and judgment.
3. Faithful in Sacrifice
V14 “As for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.”
Jeremiah told the princes and the people that his life was in their hands and he was prepared to sacrifice his life for the sake of God’s plan and purpose.
Revelation 2:10 “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”
Prayer of the Week
Dearest God, please help me to be faithful to You in life and in death.