When Your words came, I ate them;

When-your-words-came- Jer 15 16 torn noteJeremiah’s Prayer

Jeremiah 15:15

You who know, O Lord,
Remember me, take notice of me,
And take vengeance for me on my persecutors.
Do not, in view of Your patience, take me away;
Know that for Your sake I endure reproach.

16. Your words were found and I ate them,
And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart;
For I have been called by Your name,
O LORD God of hosts.

God’s Answer

19. Therefore, thus says the LORD, “If you return, then I will restore you—
Before Me you will stand;
And if you extract the precious from the worthless,
You will become My spokesman.”
21. ” So I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked,
And I will redeem you from the grasp of the violent.”

Jeremiah has the job of prophesying to Jerusalem what God is going to do to them because they have turned from Him and will not repent.

Verse 2. “Those destined for death, to death;
And those destined for the sword, to the sword;
And those destined for famine, to famine;
And those destined for captivity, to captivity.”

Jeremiah’s heart must be extremely heavy and broken to have to bear the burden of telling Jerusalem this bad news. He has been prophesying to them for many years and they do not listen to him. They have turned from God to serve useless idols and gods.

Jeremiah may be weary and tired of talking to Jerusalem and their not listening. He has been mistreated and abused as he has spoke for God.

Do you ever feel like you are in a similar situation as Jeremiah. Do you feel like no one is listening to you and everyone is abusing you? Maybe you have health issues. Maybe you have an issue with a child. Maybe you have an issue with your husband or co-worker. Maybe you have an issue with a brother or sister in Christ. Maybe you have an issue with your own attitude.

Maybe your issue is with God. Maybe you are not listening to God. Maybe you are not repenting of your stiff-necked ways and hardened hearts that your issues have caused. Not all issues are big, noticeable issues. Some issues that keep us from God are tiny and we may be the only one who knows what it is.

Just like God told Jeremiah-He tells us.

Therefore, thus says the LORD, “If you return, then I will restore you– Before Me you will stand. And if you extract the precious from the worthless, You will become My spokesman.

If we eat the words of God like Jeremiah, they will become our joy and the delight of our hearts.

 16. Your words were found and I ate them,
And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart;
For I have been called by Your name,
O LORD God of hosts.

Let us never forget if we have been baptized into Christ Jesus we are called by His name~~~O LORD of Hosts.

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