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Plot Against Jeremiah March 10, 2017

Posted by flashbuzzer in Books, Christianity.
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Here are my thoughts on Jeremiah 11:18-23.

Summary: In this passage, God reveals a plot by the men of Anathoth against Jeremiah. They intend to kill him for preaching in the name of the Lord, as they view him as a false prophet. Jeremiah finds refuge in the Lord, though; moreover, He promises to punish his murderous compatriots.

Thoughts: Here, we see that God will rescue Jeremiah from those who seek his life. Calvin offers some thoughts on this point in his commentary on verses 18-20:

This passage teaches us that even if the whole world unites to suppress the light of truth, prophets and teachers should not be despondent but rather persevere in their work. We also see that there is no point in the ungodly trying to elude the authority of the prophets, for they eventually have to come before God’s tribunal.

This passage should encourage all believers, as it demonstrates that as long as God has a task from us to complete in this life, He will enable us to complete it – even if we are confronted by a host of obstacles. Perhaps this passage should also cause us to consider whether we are allowing the opposition of others to hinder our fulfillment of God’s plans for us. If so, we need to rest on the Holy Spirit, as He is more powerful than flesh and blood.

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