Husband BootCamp (Book of Jeremiah)
Throughout the bible, God used many individuals to go out and do His divine work, and the power in this act is that in most cases, He used common people. Look at Mary, who was just a peasant girl but God chose her to be the mother of Jesus.
As we begin the study of the Book of Jeremiah, once again we will witness God using a common individual to do His work. Jeremiah was just an ordinary young man, minding his own business when God interrupted his life, and put him on a path to prophesying to Israel. Today, we are only going to focus on Jeremiah 1:4
The Scripture: Jeremiah 1:4- “The word of the Lord came to me, saying."
In verse four, there are two important points that we need to see so we can get a better understanding of how God works when He approaches you about doing His divine work. First, when God is ready for you to do His work, He will come to you. Often times, we make the mistake of saying God told me to do this or that, when in all actuality, God was silent on the move you decided to make. In order for you to hear from God, you must allow His word to transform you, and I can assure you that His will for your life will find you.
Secondly, when God approaches you about joining His team, He is not asking you to be a part of the team, He is telling you. Jeremiah said that “The word of the Lord came to me, saying." The key word in the verse is saying which indicates that God already had His mind made up before He went to Jeremiah that He was going to use him. To prove this point, look at verse 5 below:
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
Verse five speaks volumes but to keep from going into the message for day two of the study of Jeremiah, I will pull over on the side of the road until tomorrow.
1. When God is ready for you to do His divine work, He will come to you.
2. When God approaches you about joining His team, He is not asking if you want to join, He is telling you that you will join.
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As husbands, God has called us to be faithful to our wives, loving her like Christ loved the church. He is not asking us, but telling us.