When one person stands with God is Invincible
Jeremiah asked God to remember the stand he took. This leader acted with courage when no one else seemed to be able to do so. In three short verses, we read what Jeremiah endured in his struggles to stand courageously.
Verse 15 - He was neglected
Verse 15 – He was mistreated
Verse 17 – He was lonely
Verse 18 – He endured continual discouragement
Verse 18 - He felt let down by God
In verses 19-21 God gave His prophet courage by giving him a….
Picture of himself – God allowed him to stand and see a vision of Yahweh
Picture of the people – God confirms Jeremiah’s view: The people are stubborn
Picture of victory - God reminds him that the Lord is greater than any circumstance.
New King James Version
O Lord, You know; Remember me and visit me, and take vengeance for me on my persecutors. In Your enduring patience, do not take me away. Know that for Your sake I have suffered rebuke. Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts. I did not sit in the assembly of the mockers, Nor did I rejoice; I sat alone because of Your hand, For You have filled me with indignation. Why is my pain perpetual and my wound incurable, Which refuses to be healed? Will you surely be to me like an unreliable stream, as waters that fail?
“Therefore thus says the Lord: If you return then I will bring you back; You shall stand before Me; If you take out the precious from the vile, You shall be as My mouth. Let them return to you, but you must not return to them. And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall; and they will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you; For I am with you to save you and deliver you,” says the Lord. “I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem you from the grip of the terrible.”
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