Led to Lament // Innocent Blood Upon Us // Jeremiah 26:1-24 // Feb 1 2015

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
— Jane Austen

The collision between the Word of God and the world is bloody. Human oracles who proclaim the ways of Yahweh often face death in the court of man, as did the prophet Jeremiah. He ultimately escaped this injustice, but the world's rejection of the divine would not relent for long. The world is bent on killing God, and so it has. What mercy, then, is this, that God would use the very blood on our hands to wash the hate-filled world in innocence.