Jeremiah prophesied for over forty years. The nation seemed to listen to him at first, but later they refused to repent and therefore died in their sins (see Jn 8:21). Jeremiah's message was primarily "violence and outrage" (20:8). He became extremely unpopular and according to tradition was killed by his own people. By worldly standards, he lived and died a failure. By God's standards, Jeremiah was victorious because he was faithful. The Lord still uses Jeremiah to change the hearts of millions.

Key word    REPENT
Key verse    "The days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah." —31:31
Command verse    "Say not, 'I am too young.' To whomever I send you, you shall go; whatever I command you, you shall speak." —1:7
Promise verse    "For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! plans to give you a future full of hope." —29:11
Difficult verse    "The Lord has created a new thing upon the earth: the woman must encompass the man with devotion." —31:22
Surprise verse    "You duped me, O Lord, and I let myself be duped; You were too strong for me, and You triumphed." —20:7
Prayer: Father, may I repent before I kill myself and many others.