This week, we’re starting a new series in the book of Jeremiah. And if you’re curious about the timeline, Jeremiah actually takes place before our Nehemiah and Esther series, and it puts us right before Daniel. Right before Babylon takes over Judah. So we’re going a little bit backwards but that’s ok. Think of it as a flashback. Jeremiah’s a book written to people like you and me. People meant to have a relationship with God in hard times. See, our hero of our series is Jeremiah. And he will show us what faithfulness looks like in times of hopelessness.
It’s a story of perseverance. Where he loves and obeys God and yet there is no successful results. But God was deeply pleased with him and blesses him for his faithfulness. And we learn something valuable from that! That sometimes, even when we do what’s right, the result may be more trouble but making pleasing God is our best chance for our own happiness.