You deceived me, LORD, and I was deceived; you overpowered me and prevailed. I am ridiculed all day long; everyone mocks me. Jeremiah 20:7
When you speak the truth you’re not going to be very popular. Christianity today has become all about popularity and not the true message from God. Ministers today want to please the masses by giving them feel good messages and sugar coated sermons
However when you start talking about peoples sin and there need for repentance then everyone will quickly turn on you. Jeremiah found this out, a true prophet from God but the people didn’t want to hear what God was telling them. God was telling them repent your sins, stop doing evil or your going to be destroyed.
But if I say, “I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot. Jeremiah 20:9
But as much pain and suffering Jeremiah was enduring, he had a fire lit inside of him. That fire is the Holy Spirit, the power of the Living God. Even though Jeremiah knew he was going to be persecuted for Gods truth, he pressed on, he carried his cross, and he served The Lord
How many of us today have the fire inside us? How many of us hide that fire in fear of being unpopular or even persecuted?
But the LORD is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced; their dishonor will never be forgotten. Jeremiah 20:11
God promised us he won’t leave us or forsake us. All the people who mock you or persecuted you will eventually be dealt with by The King of Kings. The problem is people only look at their Earthly destiny and not there Heavenly destiny. Eventually everyone will come to judgement by The Lord not matter which path you take.
LORD Almighty, you who examine the righteous and probe the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance on them, for to you I have committed my cause. Jeremiah 20:12
God knows your heart and he knows your thoughts, as Jesus said “Blessed are the pure in Heart for they will see God
Don’t be afraid or unashamed to spread the true Word of God, if Satan isn’t attacking you , then your probably doing something wrong. Be strong and courageous in Jesus Name Amen