Jeremiah's Burden and Jesus' Grace

Friday, November 06, 2009 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Jeremiah 7:4 (NLT) "Jeremiah, say to the people, 'This is what the LORD says: When people fall down, don't they get up again? When they start down the wrong road and discover their mistake, don't they turn back? 5 Then why do these people keep going along their self-destructive path, refusing to turn back, even though I have warned them?

Jeremiah 8:20 (NLT) "The harvest is finished, and the summer is gone," the people cry, "yet we are not saved!" 21 I weep for the hurt of my people. I am stunned and silent, mute with grief.

When I read the book of Jeremiah, I am reminded of the "grace and truth" brought by our Lord Jesus Christ. I am also reminded of how burdened Jeremiah felt in having to daily encounter deceitful and hell-bent human hearts without grace.

God recognized the condition of the people. Jeremiah, with all his righteous passion, was hampered by not being able to present Christ to his generation.

In our generation, hearts are no less deceitful and hell-bent, but our message is different. Jesus can save those who have fallen down, who are going down the wrong road, or those who are on a self-destructive path. Grace is God's favor and provision. Truth is God's Word.

Our message: "Jesus saves!"