7/20/14. Week 22 of EPIC: Following the Hero of God’s Story. // The prophet Jeremiah served alone and had enemies on every side. Those who were supposed to collaborate on leading God’s people, the priests and kings, refused to listen to his message from God. They wanted only vague, positive, pithy, self-focused sayings from the false-prophets, rather than what God was saying: repent and find renewal.
Jeremiah was lonely, isolated, dejected. Even depressed. Yet despite the outward opposition and inward depression, he stayed true to the message received, remaining faithful for decades.
Jeremiah’s writings call people forward to turn from their sin (and the creative ways they/we pursue sin: breaking God’s law, breaking His heart, trusting other gods, turning to other lovers, living in stubborn unbelief, and worshiping idols).
Turn from all that and return to God, for He will heal you. Jeremiah points us to Jesus, the Hero, for in Him the Creator has good plans for His people, yet they must trust Him. #EPIC