I can't imagine what must have been going through Jeremiah's mind as he was thrown into the cistern and enveloped in mud. Certainly he had to be asking himself some serious life questions. What's amazing to me is that this experience did not stop Jeremiah from communicating what the Lord requested and doing as the Lord desired. There are people in our churches today who would renounce Christianity with significantly fewer threats and follow-throughs. I think a good question to mull over from time to time is: How far am I willing to go for God? Back in the 90's I listened to a music group called "Big Tent Revival." They had a great song where the first line said, "If loving God was a crime, I'd be an outlaw…" I hope that I would be willing to stand up for what is right no matter how much opposition I might face. Like Jeremiah, even when the disgusting pit comes, I do not want to waiver.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.