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Read Jeremiah 1:4-10


Read Jeremiah 1:4-10

4 The Lord said to me, 5 “I chose you before I gave you life, and before you were born I selected you to be a prophet to the nations.”

6 I answered, “Sovereign Lord, I don't know how to speak; I am too young.”

7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say that you are too young, but go to the people I send you to, and tell them everything I command you to say. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I will be with you to protect you. I, the Lord, have spoken!”

9 Then the Lord reached out, touched my lips, and said to me, “Listen, I am giving you the words you must speak. 10 Today I give you authority over nations and kingdoms to uproot and to pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”

Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society


Jeremiah is a courageous, famous and well loved prophet - but in Chapter 1 we see that he has his doubts.  It turns out that Jeremiah doesn’t need to rely on his own wisdom or strength... in verse 9 the Lord says: “Listen, I am giving you the words you must speak...”


Lord give me the words, wisdom, strength and courage I need to serve you faithfully.

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