|Jeremiah Lamenting... (by Rembrandt)|
Although Jeremiah was not above lamenting personal affronts, his complaints were often greater in scope. He focused upon sins of the nation such as idol worship, greedy priests and false prophets.
Things got so bad that Jeremiah tried to stifle God’s messages. God’s word then became “like fire in his heart,” and he was “unable to hold it in.”
It’s no wonder that Jeremiah’s name has become synonymous with “mournful complaints” and/or “angry harangues.” Being a receptacle for God’s holy fire is no walk in the park.
Copyright April 14, 2016 by Linda Van Slyke All Rights Reserved