Sometimes escape is the only option

Jeremiah Bible Background

10.27.2017 – Old Testament: Jer 21.8–10

To read the Bible in a year, read Jeremiah 20–22 on October 27, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

As long as hope remains you keep at it, but the time comes when you have to give up and escape for your life. Therefore, the Lord said to His people,

“Now you shall say to this people, ‘Thus says the LORD: Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death. He who remains in this city shall die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence; but he who goes out and defects to the Chaldeans who besiege you, he shall live, and his life shall be as a prize to him. For I have set My face against this city for adversity and not for good, says the LORD. It shall be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire” (Jeremiah 21.8–10). 

When it is time to run, run with all you have within you. Sometimes staying will only harm you and you will not save anyone.


  • Do you give up too easily?
  • Do you refuse to give up?

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