Text: Jeremiah 19-21; Isaiah 17
Jeremiah 21 brings a conundrum. The prophet is speaking to the king, Zedekiah, saying that the Lord is turning Judah over to the Babylonians. The Lord even says, “I myself will fight against you…” Judah is in big trouble before the Babylonians, and the Lord Himself has chosen a side – the other side. Imagine! The Lord instructs Jeremiah to tell the people,
“Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death…he who goes out and surrenders to the Chaldeans who are besieging you shall live…” (Jeremiah 21:9)
What the Lord always asks of us is surrender. Every day we need to be surrendered to His will and His way. So – here’s the challenge: In what area of my life have I set myself against God so as to experience struggle? It is time to surrender, and live.
in Him, Mike