“Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.” (Jeremiah 38:6).

LAB: Judah leaders persecuted Jeremiah repeatedly for faithfully proclaiming God’s messages. For 40 years of faithful ministry, he recieved no acclaim, no love, no popular following. He was beatened, jailed, threathened, and even forced to leave his homeland. Only the heathen Babylonians showed him any respect (39:11-12) God does not guarantee his servants will escape persecution, even when they are faithful. But God does promise that he will be with them and will give them strength to endure (2 Cor 1:3-7). As you minister to others, recognise that your services are for God and not just for human approval. God rewards our faithfulness, but not always during our stay on earth.

Posted by Wordmobi


~ by ymsim on 2010/09/21.

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