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August 10, 2014



Jeremiah 12:6


“For even your brothers and the household of your father, Even they have dealt treacherously with you, Even they have cried aloud after you. Do not believe them, although they may say nice things to you.”




Even Jeremiah’s near relatives had been hypocritical with him: they had spoken out against him while saying nice things to his face. The plot against him [Jeremiah] and the injustice this represented was tied inextricably to the suffering and sin of the people. He was called to announce judgment upon the people. Being one of them caused him to suffer with them because of the Lord’s judgment. As God’s messenger, he suffered as a result of his prophetic ministry.

Perhaps you’ve run into some difficulties recently: your boss, an illness, conflicts in family. You’ve pleaded with the Lord for relief. But He may have said in response, “Toughen up. Dig in. It may get worse.” And then He asks you to “run with horses.” God has called us to do hard things! Do we walk away from our relationships including our relationship with God because it gets to challenging? Or do you rely on God to see you through?


Memory Verse: Lamentations 1:2


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