Led to Lament // We Will Burn // Jeremiah 29:8-23 // May 3 2015

Fire. God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, not of the philosophers and the scholars. I will not forget thy word. Amen.
— Blaise Pascal

When God sent the people of Judah into exile in Babylon, he never relented from his plans to bless them. In fact, the exile was the execution of those plans. The people of Judah had rejected the ways of Yahweh. They kept counsel with themselves and would not hear him. Through Babylon, God meant to consume this self-sufficiency in fire. We, too, will burn.