“Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.” Jeremiah 39:12Text — Jeremiah 39:6-12
Jeremiah did his best to warn his people that terrible things would happen unless they changed their ways. They did not listen to him but put him in prison. Just as it was revealed to him by God, the cruel Babylonian army came and destroyed Jerusalem and carried the people as slaves to Babylon.
They killed the king’s sons and all the nobles. They removed the king’s eyes and took him as captive to Babylon. While going through the city, the captain of the Babylonian army found Jeremiah in the prison and brought him before the Babylonian king. He looked at him and surprisingly told his officers to be kind to Jeremiah! God was in charge! He was not going to allow his faithful prophet to be killed. God made sure that Jeremiah survived and was not killed. It is comforting to know as a child of God that He is with you wherever you go. He will lead you and care for you in any situation – just like He did to Jeremiah.
Prayer for today
Lord, I know You love me dearly. Thank You for helping me in my lonely moments. Amen.