Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Jeremiah: Release from the pit (part 2 of 5)

Theme: Enter God’s Rest: Time for “R & R”

Release and Renewal/Restoration

October 9, 2013 

Jeremiah: Release from the pit (part 2 of 5)

Psalm 25:15 NIV ~ My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare.

So they took Jeremiah and put him into the cistern of Malkijah (Mal-ki-jah), the king’s son, which was in the courtyard of the guard. They lowered Jeremiah by ropes into the cistern; it had no water in it, only mud, and Jeremiah sank down into the mud. But Ebed-Melek, a Cushite,[c] an official[d] in the royal palace, heard that they had put Jeremiah into the cistern. While the king was sitting in the Benjamin Gate, Ebed-Melek went out of the palace and said to him, “My lord the king, these men have acted wickedly in all they have done to Jeremiah the prophet. They have thrown him into a cistern, where he will starve to death when there is no longer any bread in the city.” (Jeremiah 38:6-9)