So what do we take from Jeremiah? We can see that the Book of Jeremiah is an amazing story of a young man who stands in obedience to God despite the consequences, and a nation who follows the wayward and selfish king.
Much of our lives are similar. God will be, if he hasn't already, asking us to do hard things. To stand up for a faith other people deny. Or He will be asking us to turn away from others or things that are moving us away from God.
What decision will you make? What decision are you making now?
Here is the Spoken Gospel link to the video I used in the sermon:
I would encourage you to watch it and sit in the thoughts God brings to mind. Remembering that God wants us to return to Him and to Repent for our disobedience and idolatry.
God wants to be in a relationship with you. To love you and cherish you - as a groom should a bride. Yet the world tries to teach us that the "best life" is God and the world. Jesus and what we want.
Let the Holy Spirit move in your life to know that Jesus is all that we need. Life isn't easy - but Jesus is good. Jeremiah did some hard things as the world turned its back on God and made life difficult for Jeremiah. We can run into the same thing - but will we trust God to walk us through those difficult times.
This coming Sunday, we are moving into the Book of Lamentations. A book filled with woes and struggles. Some of you might be able to relate. What makes a lament true isn't the harshness of the person's circumstances - it is the genuine feelings or those circumstances with a deep and profound faith that even in the pit we are not alone.