Jeremiah 15: 15-21

You understand, O Lord; remember me and care for me. Avenge me on my persecutors. You are long-suffering–do not take me away; think of how I suffer reproach for your sake. When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God Almighty. I never sat in the company of revelers, never made merry with them; I sat alone because your hand was upon me and you had filled me with indignation . Why is my pain unending and my wound grievous and incurable? Will you be to me like a deceptive brook, like a spring that fails?

Therefore this is what the Lord says:

“If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; if you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman. Let this people turn to you, but you must not turn to them. I will make you a wall to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but, will not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue and save you,” declares the Lord. “I will save you from the hands of the wicked and redeem you from the grasp of the cruel.”

A Thought

This is a conversation between the prophet Jeremiah and God concerning the inevitable judgement that will come to the kingdom of Judah. God tells Jeremiah if he will repent and speak words of worth, God will restore him to be his spokesman. This is the message all leaders of our nation need to hear today as we face elections in America. Our president needs to repent, speak only words of worth and God will make him a fortified wall of bronze. The people will fight against him, but they will not overcome him because God will save him from the hands of the wicked and God will break the grasp of the cruel. Praise the Lord God Almighty.

Our Prayer

Father we pray for a spirit of repentance to spread around the world starting with each of us. Call our leaders to repentance starting with our president. ┬áMake him a spokesman for you and save him from the hand of the wicked and cruel. Build a fortified wall around him. Fill his mouth with your Word. Save us we ask in Jesus’ name, amen.