God touched Jeremiah’s mouth and said, “Behold I have put My words in your mouth.”
From my 2009 Journal. The book of Jeremiah is his story, his testimony of how God spoke to him and called him to action. It includes strong imagery about the relationship between God the Lover and Israel who spurned His love.
- I broke your bond and yoke to free you, but you shattered and snapped the bonds with Me.
- I planted you, a choice vine, wholly of pure seed. But you turned into degenerate shoots of wild vine.
- You wash yourself with much soap, yet your guilt and iniquity are still on you. You’re spotted, dirty and stained.
- You’re like a female camel or donkey in heat! (Lots of lovers).
- The images go on and on.
God will not interact with everyone the same way. He’s too creative for that. But we can glean principles from Jeremiah’s life, truths that apply to us in this generation. It struck me today that God the Father experienced pain, rejection, and abandonment long before God the Son experienced it on earth. I want to live my life in such a way that I don’t ever cause Him pain, but I’m forever grateful that Jesus took all my pain onto His own body on the cross.