If I say, "I will not mention Him or speak any more in His name," His message becomes a fire burning in my heart, shut up in my bones, and I become weary of holding it in, and I cannot prevail.
Cross ReferencesActs 4:20
For we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard."
1 Kings 19:3
And Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there,
1 Kings 19:4
while he himself traveled on a day's journey into the wilderness. He sat down under a broom tree and prayed that he might die. "I have had enough, LORD," he said. "Take my life, for I am no better than my fathers."
For I am full of words, and my spirit within me compels me.
My heart grew hot within me; as I mused, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue:
My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain! Oh, the pain in my chest! My heart pounds within me; I cannot be silent. For I have heard the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of battle.
But I am full of the LORD's wrath; I am tired of holding it back. Pour it out on the children in the street, and on the young men gathered together. For both husband and wife will be captured, the old and the very old.
As for the prophets: My heart is broken within me, and all my bones tremble. I have become like a drunkard, like a man overcome by wine, because of the LORD, because of His holy words.
Is not My word like fire, declares the LORD, and like a hammer that smashes a rock?"
"Son of man," He said to me, "eat and fill your stomach with this scroll I am giving you." So I ate, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.
So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness and in the anger of my spirit, with the strong hand of the LORD upon me.
The lion has roared--who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken--who will not prophesy?
"Arise! Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before Me."
Jonah, however, got up and fled to Tarshish, away from the presence of the LORD. He went down to Joppa and found a ship bound for Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went aboard to sail for Tarshish, away from the presence of the LORD.
Chapter Outline1. Pashur, smiting Jeremiah, receives a new name, and a fearful doom.
7. Jeremiah complains of contempt;
10. of treachery;
14. and of his birth.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 Kings 19:3, 4
John 1:2, 3
John 4:2, 3
Acts 15:37, 38
1 Corinthians 9:16, 17
2 Corinthians 5:13-15
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