Jeremiah 32.3 – Submission to the words of God
Posted: 10 September 2014 in Jeremiah

For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut him up, saying, Wherefore dost thou prophesy, and say, Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall take it;

Jeremiah’s answer to Zedekiah might well have been the blunt, “Because that is what the Lord said unto me.” It is not an unknown phenomenon for people to close their ears to the words of God, if they don’t like what they are reading or hearing. But God is our Lord, and we are not invited to question what he says. To do so is surely impertinent, and a sin. We are invited only to submit to what is revealed as being inviolably and eternally true, or to what is commanded as being an unchangable and absolute obligation.

The Bible never says anything which is untrue, and, when difficulties arise, it is for us to either resolve them, or to embrace a genuine paradox. In any case, we cannot claim that God has not made his eternal truths known unto us.

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