Thursday, August 12, 2010

God Spoke to Jeremiah

We are reading the book of Jeremiah now.
Jeremiah heard from God.
Was it an audible voice?

Maybe. Doesn't say.
But Jeremiah clearly heard from God again and again, and he wrote down what he heard. They had entire conversations together, Jeremiah and God...

4 "The Lord gave me this message:

5 “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
Before you were born I set you apart
and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”

6 “O Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I can’t speak for you! I’m too young!”

7 The Lord replied, “Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you. 8 And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the Lord, have spoken!” 9 Then the Lord reached out and touched my mouth and said,

“Look, I have put my words in your mouth!
10 Today I appoint you to stand up
against nations and kingdoms.
Some you must uproot and tear down,
destroy and overthrow.
Others you must build up
and plant.”

Jeremiah heard from God, and he acted upon what he heard.

Heard from God lately?

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