So I have just finished studying the first half of all that this prophet was inspired to say... what a courageous man of God. Initially he begged God not to use him because he claimed he was too young and I was reminded how God chooses us and enables us to fulfill His purposes. There have been so many treasures thus far but the one that just spoke almost audibly to my heart was when Jeremiah, after being beaten, imprisoned, losing all of his friends, and basically being the one who had to tell the Israelites what they did not want to hear- that they needed to turn from their wicked ways and till the soil of their stubborn hearts- after a life of ultimate hardship for carrying his cross for Christ he says,
"But if I say, "I will not remember Him Or speak anymore in His name," Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And I cannot endure it.
Oh that we would have the courage and the passion of Jeremiah to speak His name to others... that we would refuse to hold it in.