Updated on January 6, 2014
Chronological Bible: July 26, The missing ingredient…
- Jeremiah 37:1-21
“Now hear, please, O my lord the king: let my humble plea come before you…” –Jeremiah 37:20, ESV
Jeremiah, accused of betrayal and imprisoned, when called before the king still came with humble spirit. This prophet received the words of God to declare to the people. A prophet who did not betray his people and wrongly imprisoned, chosen by God as God’s mouthpiece, kept humble before the king who approved of the imprisonment. And the king granted Jeremiah’s request.
Humility may very well be the key to opening doors you have been beating your head against for far too long. Have you tried proclaiming your right to that thing? Have you declared the promise of God for it? Have you embraced the victory before it has come only to find it tarrying longer than you would like? Maybe your approach needs a touch of humble. Asking rather than claiming. Recognizing the sovereignty of God rather than declaring your rights as His child. You may be wrongly facing myriad obstacles, but take notes from Jeremiah: approach the throne with humble submission to the God Who moves mountains.