Saturday, November 9, 2013
Jeremiah Fears God, not Man
Today I read Jeremiah 37 and I like how Jeremiah approaches being cast into prison. After being in prison for some time, he is brought before Zedekiah, the king and he asks what has he done to him to deserve his treatment. He also asks what his soothsayers and witchdoctors and all the other people are saying to him, if they are saying that Babylon will not come in and destroy them. One thing I always admire about the prophets in the scriptures, they most certainly do not fear anyone other than God. They will say whatever God has asked them to say, and they don't run from it or fear it at all. Jonah of course is the notable exception, however, even he repents and does as the Lord asks of him. There are several lessons we can learn from the prophets, however perhaps the best one is to fear God, not man. Do as God asks and don't worry about what others might think. Until tomorrow.