“BEING ENCOURAGED IN THE LORD!”

Jeremiah 20:7-18, verse 7-9 text.

I have been consumed with Jeremiah in the last several weeks and found that Jeremiah did not think too highly of himself. Lord, why don’t you just kill me, etc.

Jeremiah had to learn how to be encouraged in trouble, so do we. God chooses men who are little in their own sight. He does not use big shots. God sometimes gives us men who encourage us and on the other had sometimes men who fail to encourage when we need it.

Remember when Saul hid himself? I Sam. 10:9-16, “Is Saul also among the prophets?

Remember young David as a boy took on the giant Philistine? He said, “Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, who thou has defied.”

Remember when Moses smote the rock and called his people a bunch of rebels (which they were)?

Remember how often Solomon failed miserably, yet we call him the wisest man who ever lived. What am I saying? God uses people.

Look at Jeremiah upon his call 1:1-6, “I cannot speak, for I am a child.”

God did not call Jeremiah to an easy task. The religious and political leaders hated him. We must remember that we are not called to be entertainers, but just to preach the Word of God.

CONTINUED TOMORROW!