The People Whom God Uses to Correct Us

Read the Bible in a year by reading Jeremiah 24-26 today.
We need correction. How does God do it? One way is through the people around us, but it may not always be a friend. Sometimes He uses an enemy. Against Judah, God had Jeremiah prophesy these words,
“Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,” says the LORD, “and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, against its inhabitants, and against these nations all around, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, a hissing, and perpetual desolations” (Jeremiah 25:9).
Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians were enemies of Judah, yet, God called that king His servant, because whether the king realized it or not, he was doing God’s work of punishing Judah. Further in the text (v. 12), God said that He would punish the Babylonians. Therefore, when God used the Babylonians to correct Judah, that did not mean that the Babylonians were right, but that was simply the method God used.
God may use people who do not like us and whom we do not like, nevertheless, it is the Lord working in our lives. Learn from the correction, as difficult as it might be.

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