Monday, 3 June 2019
Jeremiah 21:1-2 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, when King Zedekiah sent to him Pashhur the son of Malchiah and Zephaniah the priest, the son of Maaseiah, saying, "Inquire of the LORD for us, for Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon is making war against us. Perhaps the LORD will deal with us according to all his wonderful deeds and will make him withdraw from us."
Read the world behind the text here: the king asked. The king asked and sent two high officials to Jeremiah to seek the word of the Lord. Alright, the king was in trouble - the nation was being attacked by the Babylonians - but he did ask. Are we ready to be asked? What sort of answer might we prepare to give?