Jeremiah 39:11-12 (KJV)
Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, saying,
Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.
Jerusalem wasn’t as populated in Jeremiah’s time as now but it wasn’t little then either. The city was significant enough that Babylon wanted to take it. And yet, in a city of that size, Nebuchadnezzar was aware of Jeremiah, a preacher turned prisoner.
John Gill says he must have heard about Jeremiah, “by one or another of his generals.” It is likely that the news of Jeremiah had been shared by those Jews who had already surrendered to the Babylonians.
I am thinking of those faithful ministers and preachers of God’s Word. Perhaps they feel imprisoned in their current circumstances. Maybe they believe that their work has gone unheeded and unnoticed. Jeremiah most certainly felt that way.
The lesson in this passage is that we haven’t been forgotten. No matter how dark one may feel the dungeon of his circumstances is, God has not forgotten.
Keep the faith.
By and by, in the fullness of His time, God will deliver you and reward you at the same time.
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Jeremiah 39:11-12 God Has Not Forgotten
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