Friday, July 23 2010
Verse of the Week: V7 “So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.”
1. The Pride Of Man (V1-6)
V2 “Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying unto Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely: the LORD our God hath not sent thee to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there:”
The people of Judah falsely accused Prophet Jeremiah of preaching falsely. They were so proud that not only they refused to listen to what God had to say to them through His prophet Jeremiah, but they even falsely accused God’s man. This is the point where either man repents of his sin of pride or he awaits the judgment of God.
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”
2. The Disobedience Of Man (V7-9)
V7 “So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.”
The people of Judah chose the path of disobedience as they refused to heed the Word of God through Prophet Jeremiah that they should stay put in Judah. It is sad when man refuses to submit to His Creator and Maker.
3. The Destruction of Man (V10-13)
V10 “And say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; behold, I will send and take Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will set his throne upon these stones that I have hid; and he shall spread his royal pavilion over them.”
The safest place is the most dangerous place when we disobey God. Conversely, the most dangerous place is the safest place when we obey God. The people of Judah thought that they could take refuge in Egypt as it was the most powerful nation at that time, and it would be the safest place, yet little did they know that God would sent their enemy, Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon and his mighty army to attack and destroy Egypt. Let us realize that man can never outsmart, outplay and outwit God because He is the sovereign and supreme God.
V11 “And when he cometh, he shall smite the land of Egypt, and deliver such as are for death to death; and such as for captivity to captivity; and such as are for the sword to the sword.”
Prayer of the Week
Dearest God, please humble me to know that without You, I am nothing.