I know, Lord, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course. So correct me, Lord, but please be gentle. Do not correct me in anger, for I would die. Pour out your wrath on the nations that refuse to acknowledge you--on the people that do not call upon your name. For they have devoured your people; they have devoured and consumed them, making the land a desolate wilderness. (Jeremiah 10:23-25)
In my Bible, these three verses are separated. They make up their own little section which is entitled: "JEREMIAH'S PRAYER". So in my Bible, this little section stands out.
I think these three verses are really powerful. I think they are important to remember. And this is why:
In Luke 22:42 Jesus says, "Yet not My will, but yours". In a way, that's exactly what Jeremiah is saying here. Especially in the first two sentences. Then he goes on to teach us a lesson on revenge. Notice how he didn't take things into his own hands. No, instead Jeremiah prayed to God. He knew that God was in control and therefore would be able to hand our better consequences. But, in the mix of all that Jeremiah also asks God to acknowledge any sins he have committed and to "correct" him.
All of that combined make us realize how strong Jeremiah was in his faith. I mean, he wasn't called the "weeping prophet" for no reason. And these verses stand out to me because that is the kind of faith that I want to have.
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