Jeremiah 26* The destruction of the temple and city foretold. (1-6)Jeremiah's life is threatened. (7-15) He is defended by theelders. (16-24)1-6 God's ambassadors must not seek to please men, or to savethemselves from harm. See how God waits to be gracious. If theypersisted in disobedience, it would ruin their city and temple.Can any thing else be expected? Those who will not be subject tothe commands of God, make themselves subject to the curse ofGod. 7-15 The priests and prophets charged Jeremiah as deservingdeath, and bore false witness against him. The elders of Israelcame to inquire into this matter. Jeremiah declares that theLord sent him to prophesy thus. As long as ministers keep closeto the word they have from God, they need not fear. And thoseare very unjust who complain of ministers for preaching of helland damnation; for it is from a desire to bring them to heavenand salvation. Jeremiah warns them of their danger if they go onagainst him. All men may know, that to hurt, or put to death, orto show hatred to their faithful reprovers, will hasten andincrease their own punishment. 16-24 When secure sinners are threatened with taking away theSpirit of God, and the kingdom of God, it is what is warrantedfrom the word of God. Hezekiah who protected Micah, prospered.Did Jehoiakim, who slew Urijah, prosper? The examples of badmen, and the bad consequences of their sins, should deter fromwhat is evil. Urijah was faithful in delivering his message, butfaulty in leaving his work. And the Lord was pleased to permithim to lose his life, while Jeremiah was protected in danger.Those are safest who most simply trust in the Lord, whatevertheir outward circumstances may be; and that He has all men'shearts in his hands, encourages us to trust him in the way ofduty. He will honour and recompense those who show kindness tosuch as are persecuted for his sake.
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