The Pain of Rejection

Read the Bible in a year by reading Jeremiah 14-16 today.
Jeremiah spoke the word of God to Judah, but they rejected the prophet, conspired against him, and persecuted him anyway they could. Feeling the pain of their rejection, he cried out in agony, bewailing his very existence,
Woe is me, my mother,
That you have borne me,
A man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth!
I have neither lent for interest,
Nor have men lent to me for interest.
Every one of them curses me. (Jeremiah15:10)
He did not take advantage of his brethren by borrowing for interest nor lending for interest and then turning and prophesying of destruction. If he had done that, they could have accused him of trying to gain more things, knowing that he would never have to pay the full price. No, he never did anything dishonest, yet, the people contended with him and cursed him. So, he spoke to his mother, wondering why he had been born, for he saw no good from his preaching.
Are you like Jeremiah? Remember, he did not give up. You do not give up. Keep doing as he did and the Lord shall be with you as He was with the prophet.

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