Speaking the Truth when it’s difficult


Jeremiah 26:2 says” This is what the Lord says: Stand in the courtyard of the Lord’s house and speak to all the people of the town of Judah who come to worship in the house of the Lord. Tell them everything I command you; do not omit word.

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Remember when you were a child and you played the game where each person would whisper one word into the other persons ear that person had to repeat it? And the person at the end of the line had to recite every word that was spoken? I sure that was whisper in my ear.

We see here of the Prophet Jeremiah was given a command to speak to the people of Judah. During this time Judah had been in captivity for  seventy-years all because they refused to follow the Lord God.  But God loved them so much  he sent his prophet Jeremiah to speak to them one more time. This time Jeremiah was threatened with death and yet he knew he had to speak what the Lord told him concerning Judah.

Knowing that his prophecy would offend people and cause hostility and opposition, Jeremiah may have been tempted t hild back some particularly severe parts of the message. But the Lord told him not to leave out a single word. Gods entire message must be proclaimed. faithful ministers should not avoid speaking the tough words of God’s firm commands and harsh warning, even though they know that soe people will reject God’s message.

Those who ignore parts of God’s Word that seem offensive, inconvenient or unpleasant are unworthy ministers. As you continue to read further in the scriptures you will see that Jeremiah refused to retract his message of doom when he was threatened with death. instead, he emphasized that his authority came from God.

Still to this day history shows us that religious leaders will often lead the opposition against those who speak  the truth. The question that each of us need to ask is “are you going to remain faithful to Jesus and His Word during dangers and risk?

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2 thoughts on “Speaking the Truth when it’s difficult

  1. I have always been passionate when it comes to my beliefs. I pray that my conviction continues and that when I am faced with the situation “Deny Jesus or die” that I will leave this world speaking the word of God 🙂

    1. amen sis. I know that is what my prayer is..but only the Lord knows what we will do. We see from the disciples that Peter denied the Lord three times. I don’t think that he wanted to do that but like the bible says no man knows the heart except for God. For the heart is wicked and deceitful above all things.

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