Why the Lord wants you to hear all of His word

Jeremiah Bible Background

10.29.2016 – Old Testament: Jer 26.1–3

To read the Bible in a year, read Jeremiah 25–26 on October 29, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

Undoubtedly you have parts of the Bible that you favor reading and other parts that you would like to avoid. Yet, of all the things that the Lord could have told us, He only revealed comparatively little. Therefore, what He did reveal, He wants us to read and to hear it all. Here is one reason why,

In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came from the LORD, saying, “Thus says the LORD: ‘Stand in the court of the LORD’S house, and speak to all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD’S house, all the words that I command you to speak to them. Do not diminish a word. Perhaps everyone will listen and turn from his evil way, that I may relent concerning the calamity which I purpose to bring on them because of the evil of their doings’” (Jeremiah 26.1–3). 

The Lord made Himself clear to Jeremiah that the prophet speak every word that the Lord told him to speak. Jeremiah could not even diminish one word! Should that not be obvious? If the Lord spoke it, He wanted it repeated to all the cities of Judah. Otherwise, if each word did not matter, the Lord would not have said it to Jeremiah.

Questions:

  • Do you read all of God’s word?
  • Do you want teachers and preachers to use all of the word of God?

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