Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Jeremiah 34:12 The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah from the LORD
Isn't this rather obvious? Who else would it come from? Let's ask the question another way: is everything you hear (or Jeremiah heard, for that matter) the word of the Lord? I rather think not, surrounded as we are by technology coming out of every crack and crevice. Jeremiah had the same problem, with all the noise and bustle of a city at war, being besieged by the Babylonians. He heard all sorts of things - good, bad and in-between - every day. But he knew the word of the Lord when he heard it, because he knew that it came from the Lord. That was what set it apart from all the background noise and voices in the city of Jerusalem.
Can you hear the word of the Lord?