20 April 2010

no room for humor

“This man ought to be put to death, because he is discouraging the soldiers who are left in this city, and all the people, by speaking such words to them. For this man is not seeking the welfare of this people, but their harm.”

Who is this traitorous scoundrel referred to, one who refuses to support the troops by echoing the party line? It is none other than Jeremiah the prophet. And as much as he would like to, he can’t ignore the insane path that his country is heading down. This quote comes from chapter 38, verse 4 of the book that bears his name.

As I’ve been planning our Bible study, I’ve thought about my admiration for Jeremiah.  He has to be courageous to endure the stuff that happens to him; it’s too bad that there’s no room for humor. Then again, some of his antics do have a dark comedic feel to them!

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