Notice in chapter 20 where Jeremiah is obviously being persecuted for his words that he is speaking against the people that are being sent from God. The main character that emerges to persecute is Passhur the priest of the Temple of God. The very person who should be speaking the words that Jeremiah is saying is now persecuting the prophet. Notice that Jeremiah says that he cannot hold the words of the Lord inside and it wearies him to do so. I hope that we all have this feeling that we cannot sit by and not speak the words of Life that come through speaking about Jesus. May it burn inside each of us!
Tomorrow’s reading: Jeremiah 21-25