This week’s MelVee Sabbath School Panel of Melusi Ndhlalambi (Anchor), Nixon Kadiramwando and Blessing Machona examines the continuation of the crisis that faced the people and the trials that confronted Prophet Jeremiah faced. As you watch this lesson, you will notice that the ministry of Jeremiah the prophet was filled with serious trials and disappointments. Its quite strange that the religious leaders rejected his warnings and reproofs, and through verbal attacks, coordinated physical affliction and torment, they sort to make his life miserable, and even kill him!
The lesson is underpinned by Jeremian 9:24 which says, “ ‘But let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,’ says the Lord” (Jeremiah 9:24, NKJV).
The travails and trials of God’s servant continue. In fact, pretty
much all of the book of Jeremiah deals with the challenges and
struggles the prophet had in trying to get the people to listen to
the words that the Lord was seeking to convey to them out of love and concern.
The panel also offers counsel to those whose walk with the Lord seems hard. The panel explores how one can successfully weather the storm, despite the temptations and discouragements and feelings that say “give up.”
Its time to REPENT of the wickedness and sorcery that keeps us spell bound. Imagine what would have happened if the people had listened to Jeremiah and had accepted the prophet’s warning. If they had listened — if the people, the kings, and the leaders had humbled themselves before God—the terrible crisis would not have come. The chance for repentance was before them. Even after they had done so much wrong, so much evil, the door to redemption and salvation had not closed! The door stood open; they simply refused to walk through it.
Again, it’s so easy for us today to shake our heads at the hardness of their hearts. “Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come” (1 Cor. 10:11, NKJV). We have these examples before us; what will we learn from them?
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