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Sunday, August 22, 2021

The Prophet Jeremiah after Rembrandt

The Prophet Jeremiah after Rembrandt

Jeremiah 26:16-24

Saving Jeremiah

Thereupon the princes and all of the people said to the priests and the prophets, “This man does not deserve death, it is in the name of the Lord, our God, that he speaks to us”.

Each of us has likely experienced loss of friendship and perhaps even ridicule in either a private or public way. If we have not, it is likely that we know someone who has. Today we pause to reflect on the consequence of keeping silent when we know a lie is spoken as truth. Whistleblowers from all cultures and walks of life will recognize this story. Let us explore Jeremiah the man to see what his persistent, compelling love for God brings to us millennia after his words were recorded.

Jeremiah has been ridiculed, punished, mocked and finally condemned to death. Scholars tell us that we are uncertain as to his fate and you may want to visit one of the sites listed below to explore the mystery of this man.

The princes and the people versus the priests and the prophets. How do we see this drama played out today in our own families, in our own neighborhoods, in our own workplaces? Who are the factions and for what, of whom, do they stand? Take a bit of time and explore the story of Jeremiah. You may find that it is very like your own.

Click on the image above for a post entitled Are We Too Negative?” by Dave Hunt, or go to: http://acrookedpath.com/2012/08/14/are-we-too-negative-by-dave-hunt-part-i/

Visit the sites below to explore the Jeremiah in each of us. 




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