Scripture Nugget 5.19.2017
Scripture Read Jeremiah 37-41
“Zedekiah son of Josiah, whom King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon made king in the land of Judah, succeeded Coniah son of Jehoiakim. But neither he nor his servants nor the people of the land listened to the words of the LORD that he spoke through the prophet Jeremiah.”
Devotional Thought: God speaks through prophets; the message is usually not “keep doing what you are doing, all is well.” But, rather, a call to repentance, a call to listen and pay attention, a call to change your ways or you will die. And, often, it is a message that defies “common sense”, it challenges our ideas of the way things should be. We may for a time, be asked to surrender to the Babylonians in order to spare our lives. God may use one enemy to overcome another. God may use an unlikely character (an Ethiopian eunuch) to rescue. Am I, are you listening? Paying attention? Or do we refuse to hear? Faith is required.