Friday, 29 March 2019
Jeremiah 12:6 For even your brothers and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; they are in full cry after you; do not believe them, though they speak friendly words to you.
Jeremiah felt the anguish of his family turning against him because of the words that he spoke on behalf of the Lord. But it is easy to dismiss these words as just for then, or just for him, if we don't also hear the gospel on the same subject:
Mark 13:12-13 And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Family issues and conflict continue to erupt around those who put God and His word first.