Jeremiah 36:7 It May Be..

Jeremiah 36:7 (KJV)
It may be they will present their supplication before the LORD, and will return every one from his evil way: for great is the anger and the fury that the LORD hath pronounced against this people.

Humanly speaking Jeremiah was in a hopeless situation.

  • His preaching thus far had fallen on deaf ears
  • He had personally become so weary that he wanted to quit
  • He was, at this moment, shut up and could not go to the house of the Lord

Yet, God spoke to him once again with all that had been against him, and Jeremiah wrote it in a book. He then commanded Baruch, his assistant, to deliver it to the house of God and read it, saying, “It may be they will present their supplication before the Lord and return.. from his evil way.

We’ve read the end of the chapter
We know they did not return. Still, Jeremiah was hopeful in the Lord. That’s where all earnest believers ought to be. We ought to speak the Word of God (notice it was in the house of the Lord – it was the professing believers who need to return), and we ought to pray to the Lord. We ought to do that in hopefulness. Who knows what God’s Word might accomplish?

We’ve also read the end of the book of Jeremiah 
We know that the people go into captivity just as Jeremiah had said. The king could destroy one copy of the Word of God, but he could not destroy the Word of God.

We’ve further read the end of the Bible
God wins. Despite the rebellion and evil of men who have turned themselves into gods of their own will, God wins. In the end, people without number get saved. Christ sits on the throne of David in Jerusalem. The wicked are cast eternally into the Lake of Fire and brimstone, and every knee bows and every tongue confesses that Jesus is Lord to the glory of the Father.

It may be that our efforts and prayers right now may lead to someone trusting Christ and another turning from self-will.

To my readers:
Thank you! It is a great joy to me to know you read the thoughts and lessons God has given me in His word. I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to leave comments.

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Jeremiah 36:7 It May Be..

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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