Saturday, November 29, 2014

Jeremiah-God Will Use Every Avenue To Help Us

By Mary Vee
Jeremiah 36, 45


From Jeremiah's Journal

My name is Jeremiah. I am a prophet, chosen by God to bring His message to the people. 

I have been God's messenger for twenty-three years, telling the people of Israel and Judah and other nations  what God has said. I started during the time of Josiah's reign. His son, a wicked king, is now on the throne.

For the most part, the people have not listened to any of God's commands to turn from their wicked ways. They still worship idols and go about doing whatever they please.

God, the great Almighty One still loves them and wants to give them every opportunity to learn and change their ways. So if my voice did not convince the people, maybe the words written on a scroll will.

He asked me to record all the messages I have delivered for the last twenty-three years. Of course He doesn't expect me to remember all of them exactly as He spoke them. He will help me remember.

I hired a scribe to help me. His name is Baruch. 

Baruch sat at a table and wrote the words I dictated. He did a great job, even making sure the words were correct by reading them back to me.

We worked long hours, rising early in the morning and working late in the evening. For months we kept up this pace.

The day we finished, Baruch said, "I'm so tired. My back hurts and my hands are sore. I don't think I could have written much more."

God heard his complaints and gave me a message for him: "Baruch, God says He will overthrow the land. Do you have the right to want great things for yourself? Stop asking for the easy life. This I will give you, though, since you have helped Jeremiah, you can escape all of what is to come and make a new home. I will let you escape with your life."

All God wants us to do is to worship Him. And we should. He has given us all we have and has loved us so very much.

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1. Jeremiah started as a prophet when ________ was king.
2. Jeremiah has been a prophet, giving the people God's messages for ______ years.
3. God ask Jeremiah to record _________
4. Jeremiah asked ___________ to help him.
5. Why did the scribe complain?
6. What did God promise the scribe?

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