Have You Been Lamb-Like

Read the Bible in a year by reading Jeremiah 11-13 today.
Have you been like a lamb, harmless and innocent around people, only to have them plot against you? Jeremiah knew the feeling. He said, “But I was like a docile lamb brought to the slaughter; and I did not know that they had devised schemes against me, saying, ‘Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be remembered no more'” (Jeremiah 11:19). Why do people do that? Why can they not see the harmless nature of someone who loves them and speaks the truth to bless them, not to hurt them? Well, that is just the way sin with sinners. If you have been truly docile as a lamb, you have done nothing wrong, although you might be tempted to think that you have. No, they just hate righteousness and love iniquity. You represent all that they hate.
However, God loves you, even as He loved Jeremiah.

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