Monday, April 7, 2008

More of Him

I didn't think I would do a post for today, but here I am with insomnia! So . . . I decided to join in More of Him Monday! Karla’s post inspired me! Scripture speaks!

I'm still reading Jeremiah, and one of the lessons that stood out recently was about God's people going through trials. Jeremiah was faithful to warn the Israelites of what would happen if they didn’t repent of their evil ways. For that he was thrown into prison. It says in chapter 38 that they cast him in a dungeon, lowering him down with ropes. “And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.”

I know just how he must have felt. Sometimes it feels like I’m sinking in the mire, like I’m needlessly being tried when I know I am doing what’s right. However, he didn’t remain down there. It wasn’t long before they pulled him out and let him stay in the court of the prison, where he was able to “witness” to the king. He still wasn’t roaming free, but his situation was improved. That was where he remained until Jerusalem was taken by Nebuchadrezzar, the king of Babylon, who showed great kindness to Jeremiah. Amazingly, he was told that he could come to Babylon and be well cared for or go anywhere he liked in all the land of his people. Perhaps he would have been killed if he had been free! What an interesting turn of events in this prophet’s life!


Mary@notbefore7 said...

Sorry about the insomnia. HOpe you got some sleep.

Great to find your blog! I enjoyed reading your thoughts on JEremiah! God is always in control and working out His purpose!

Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...

Great post! I love it when lessons pop out to us from obscure Old Testament stories, don't you?

Unknown said...

Wow! I know that sinking-in-the-mire feeling too. What a great reminder that we don't have to stay stuck! God will pull us out if we quit struggling and just LET HIM!

Thanks so much for sharing and for participating in More of Him.

Anonymous said...

I think we have all experienced the sinking in the mire feeling. You did a great job sharing your thoughts. Hope you get some sleep tonight!