Jeremiah 31:7 Pause and Consider

Jeremiah 31:7 (KJV)
For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.

Every word of God is profitable and ought to be heard and heeded. Every word of God is in fact, “Thus saith the Lord.” But here we have a passage[1] that specifically declares “thus saith the Lord.” It is worth our while to pause and consider it.

Sing with gladness
This was preached in a time of great trouble but singing and gladness were called for. Few things will get you through hard times better than finding reasons to rejoice.

For Jacob
The trouble was directed toward them yet God said be glad for them. They are the people of God and He is at work in them. That’s a reason to rejoice.

There is no good reason to keep our faith quiet. We are not only to be loud about it when we are with believers but also and even especially when we are out among the nations.

Publish ye
Make it known. Not merely through preachers and missionaries you support but personally.

Praise ye
Make your own confidence and faith in God be known .

Say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
Pray for the salvation of those who are not.


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Jeremiah 31:7 Pause and Consider

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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