The Fire in Your Heart!

The Fire in Your Heart!

Jeremiah 20:7-13


7 O Lord, you deceived me, and I was deceived;  you overpowered me and prevailed. I am ridiculed all day long; everyone mocks me.  8 Whenever I speak, I cry out proclaiming violence and destruction.  So the word of the Lord has brought me insult and reproach all day long.

But if I say, “I will not mention him or speak anymore in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones.  I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.  10 I hear many whispering, “Terror on every side! Report him! Let’s report him!” All myfriends are waiting for me to slip, saying, “Perhaps he will be deceived; then we will prevail over him and take our revenge on him.”

11 But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced; their dishonor will never be forgotten.  12  O Lord Almighty, you who examine the righteous and probe the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance upon them, for to you I have committed my cause.  13 Sing to the Lord!  Give praise to the Lord!  He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked.



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