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Not Going Anywhere

Read Jeremiah 36:1 through 37:21

The disparity between the Word of God and the actions of world leaders often leave believers shaking their heads. Right and wrong are trumped by political policy. World leaders find themselves surrounded by people who are concerned with preserving their power and position. Unfortunately these people are not interested in protecting the people they are supposed to be serving.

“Take another scroll and write on it all the words that were on the first scroll, which Jehoiakim king of Judah burned up” (Jeremiah 36:28).

In a move that reeks of either arrogance or ignorance, King Jehoiakim ignores the Word of the God and burns the scroll on which it is written. God simply had Jeremiah dictate a second scroll. His Word would stand regardless of the king’s actions. Blatant disregard of God’s Word isn’t anything new. There have always been those who pay God no heed and those few who honor God despite the consequences. Just remember, God’s Word is not going anywhere—it will stand the test of time.

Challenge for Today: Choose to stand for God’s Word and God’s way.

Quicklook: Jeremiah 36:20–32


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