In this odd and rich book about the importance of corporate sin, marriage, holiness, leadership, and repentance, God sees to it that this small and insignificant phrase appears.
To memorize is to store God’s Word in the soul so that the Holy Spirit has easy access to it in times of need. It is one way that we partner with the indwelling Person of the Holy Spirit in our sanctification journey.
God does not tell Jeremiah that he will rescue his people from that captivity. Instead, he tells Jeremiah what the nation of Israel should focus on in that less-than-ideal set of circumstances.
What is the worst thing that can happen if you try and fail?
The message in this book is a powerful reminder that Christianity is a humble faith, not a power-grab strategy for those wanting to get ahead in our performance-saturated culture.