The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah
Both were rejected and mistreated.
Though Jeremiah’s story can be depressing,
it CAN encourage us.
He was called a liar, (Jeremiah 43:2) . . .
was left in the mud at the bottom of a well to die . . . (Jeremiah 38:6), his Bible was burned (Jeremiah 36:23) . . .
he received a death sentence (Jeremiah 26:11) . . .
and he was beaten and put in stocks (Jeremiah 20:1-2).
No wonder he was called the “weeping prophet!”
I’d blubber like a baby if I were in his shoes.
But Jeremiah wasn’t weeping for himself!
He was weeping for those who had rejected Christ.
He was broken-hearted for the lost.
When was the last time you wept for someone who doesn’t have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?
Let’s ask God to break our hearts for the lost.
Jeremiah experienced rejection and a lot of suffering.
But he kept preaching to those who refused to listen.
We can, too!
I’m speaking in Naperville, IL this weekend.
Will you pray for me?