Jeremiah utilizes an image the prophet Isaiah employed before him:

I for my part was like a trustful lamb being led to the slaughter-house (Jeremiah 11).

Jeremiah’s opponents are plotting against him. He ends up at the bottom of an underground storage-well, only to be saved by the king.

Jesus faces similar behavior, but as we know he dies. He is then resurrected by his Father.

In the face of opposition, we need to insist on a proper hearing. If we don’t get it, grace will be given to help us become like trustful lambs.

Resurrection will follow.


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