Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 26:19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him at all to death? did he not fear the LORD, and besought the LORD, and the LORD repented him of the evil which he had pronounced against them? Thus might we procure great evil against our souls.
Reflections: The princes and the people felt outraged at the prophecy of Jeremiah. They planned to kill him straight away. Some elders thought through the whole incidence, and making reference to some historical facts, admonished the assembly to refrain from executing their plans. They cited the case of Micah the Morasthite in the days of King Hezekiah whose prophecy to the Jews in a similar context was not treated with contempt but accepted as basis for conviction that led to repentance, a gesture which moved the Lord to retract his judgment. This historic informed advice was welcomed by the assembly who then rescinded their verdict. Jeremiah lived on. Don’t throw away significant past events. Like the elders of Judah, such events will aid you to make a decision in the right direction!
Prayer: Oh Lord, let me be informed by history whenever required.
Confession: My decisions have recourse to significant historic events as deemed necessary by God.