Jeremiah 38:12-13 “Then Ebed-melech the Ethiopian said to Jeremiah, ‘Put the rags and clothes between your armpits and the ropes.’ Jeremiah did so. Then they drew Jeremiah up with ropes and lifted him out of the cistern. And Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard.” Amen brethren! Jeremiah finds himself cast into a cistern by King Zedekiah’s officials, because of his prophetic words from God regarding the coming judgment of the Judah through Babylonian captivity. A cistern was a well dug out of the ground that widened at its bottom. This cistern had no water and thus, Jeremiah was sinking in mud. A virtually impossible moment where Jeremiah was most likely fretting as to how God would help him. While his own people cast him in the cistern, Ebed-Melech, an Ethiopian eunuch, rushed to King Zedekiah and pleaded for Jeremiah’s life. The King allowed for Jeremiah’s life to be spared, which he should’ve done so originally, but you see how the corruption of men can persuade our leaders out of fear. Jeremiah is rescued by God’s hand through Ebed-Melech, and kept in the court of the guard until Judah was overtaken by Babylon. We see a lot of good things here. A foreshadow of a gentile responding to the life of God’s preacher (Jesus Christ), While God’s own people try to kill Jeremiah. A foreshadow to the Pharisees seeking to destroy Jesus Christ, because their control of the people and their position would be lost. Ultimately, God’s sovereign hand will always fulfill His plan. There is nothing that hinders Him. Men may try, but they’re really only acting as God has pre-ordained them to act. God’s will in itself should cause us not to question, but simply bend our knees to His Holy and Perfect will. Remember that we’ve been created and that God needs none of His creation to be complete. He’s complete in Himself. We have just been graced with life to display God in us. Don’t think of yourself as more than, but instead learn more of who God is. God bless you.
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