The end of those who oppose the word of God

Jeremiah Bible Background

10.24.2016 – Old Testament: Jer 11.21–23

To read the Bible in a year, read Jeremiah 11–13 on October 24, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

Jeremiah did not look to speak the word of the Lord, but the Lord looked for Jeremiah and employed him to speak to the people for the Lord. However, the people resisted what the Lord had to say through the prophet, and for that they would suffer,

“Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the men of Anathoth who seek your life, saying, ‘Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD, lest you die by our hand’—therefore thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘Behold, I will punish them. The young men shall die by the sword, their sons and their daughters shall die by famine; and there shall be no remnant of them, for I will bring catastrophe on the men of Anathoth, even the year of their punishment’” (Jeremiah 11.21–23). 

People oppose you when they resist the words of God as revealed in the Scriptures, but truly they shall not escape for criticizing the word of their Creator.

Questions:

  • What do you do when you get frustrated by people not accepting the word of God?
  • Have you been tempted to remain silent?

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