Let’s read Jeremiah 42, 43, 44, and Ezekiel 33:21-33. Come on back when you’ve finished and let’s visit!
“All the army officers…. accompanied by all the people, small and great, came to Jeremiah the prophet and said, “We have a request. Please listen. Pray to your God for us, what’s left of us. You can see for yourself how few we are! Pray that your God will tell us the way we should go and what we should do.
Jeremiah the prophet said, “I hear your request. And I will pray to your God as you have asked. Whatever God says, I’ll pass on to you. I’ll tell you everything, holding nothing back.”
They said to Jeremiah, “Let God be our witness, a true and faithful witness against us, if we don’t do everything that your God directs you to tell us. Whether we like it or not, we’ll do it. We’ll obey whatever our God tells us. Yes, count on us. We’ll do it.” (Jeremiah 42:1-6 MSG)
I’m so grateful for people in my life who can pray and hear from God – but I’m mostly thankful that I don’t have to depend on others to hear from God for me. God can and does speak to us directly!
Twelve years into the exile – remember when God told them He would come for them in 70 years?