Jeremiah repeated the words from God to the people, but that did not make him very popular. “And when Jeremiah had finished speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak to all the people, then the priests and the prophets and all the people laid hold of him, saying, “You shall die!” (Jeremiah 26:8) Jeremiah did not back down after this threat, but continued to warn the people. He was doing as God had commanded him and knew that the people needed to hear these words from God. “Then the officials and all the people said to the priests and the prophets, “This man does not deserve the sentence of death, for he has spoken to us in the name of the LORD our God.” (Jeremiah 26:16) Jeremiah is a great example to us of not being afraid to share God’s word even when it may not be the most popular.
Today’s reading: Jeremiah 19-22