Peace Peace When There is No Peace
Jeremiah contains the phrase “peace, peace, when there is no peace.”
This criticism of the false prophets of Jeremiah’s time has clear current parallels. The allegation was repeated in verse 8:11, indicating that Jeremiah thought it was important. “They have misled my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace,” the prophet Ezekiel later charged in reference to the false prophets of his time (Ezekiel 13:10).
Detailed information on account of peace when there is no peace:
The prophet Jeremiah lived in the last days of the crumbling nation of Judah. He was the last prophet sent by God to preach in the Southern Kingdoms, including the tribes of Judah and Benjamin.
God repeatedly warned Israel to stop idolatry, but Israel would not listen to him. God then sent Jeremiah to give Judah a final warning before driving him out of the country, destroying the country, and making him captive to the pagan kingdom of Babylon.
Faithful and pious Jeremiah was called to tell Judas that their God had turned against them for their unrepentant sins and was ready to drive them out of the country by the hand of a heathen king. I was.
Jeremiah must have been about seventeen years old when God called him. He cried tears of grief, not only because he knew what was about to happen, but because no matter how hard he tried, people would not listen to him, so he cried.
Known as the “Prophet .”Besides, he found no human comforts. and his friends turned their backs on him. So he must have been very lonely with the burden of knowing the upcoming verdict.
God knew this was the best way for Jeremiah. Because babies, children, and adults will die “painful” deaths, and they can’t even bury their bodies, they can’t even bury their flesh, telling him how bad the situation will be in a short time. . Eaten by birds (Jeremiah 16:3-4).
The Israelites had become so stubborn under the paralyzing influence of sin that they no longer believed in God and feared him. In all his forty years of preaching, Jeremiah never had any real success in changing or softening the hearts and minds of stubborn, idolatrous people. Other prophets of Israel had some success, at least briefly, but not Jeremiah. He spoke to the brick wall. But his words were not in vain. They were like pearls thrown before swine; whoever heard them and refused to heed the warning was convicted.
Jeremiah tried to make people understand that their problem was a lack of faith, trust, trust in God, and a lack of fear of taking God for granted. It is easy to fall into a false sense of security, especially when the focus is not on God. The nation of Israel, like many nations today, stopped putting God first and replaced God with false gods. God freed his people in Egypt and gifted them freedom, performed miracles before them, and even distributed the waters of the sea.
Despite all these demonstrations of divine power, they reverted to the fraudulent practices they learned in Egypt, swearing vows to a false “Queen of Heaven” and other things that are part of Egyptian culture and religion. They performed ceremonies and ceremonies. God finally gave up on their idolatry and said: do what you promised! Keep your vows” (Jeremiah 44:25).
Jeremiah was disappointed. He sank into a swamp where many of his followers seemed stranded, thinking their efforts had come to nothing and time was running out. Jeremiah was so mentally exhausted that he doubted God (Jeremiah 15:18), but God did not use him.
Jeremiah 15:19 contains a lesson for all believers to remember when they feel lonely, useless, discouraged, and shaken in faith. You will be my spokesperson if you speak words of worth, not words of worthlessness. Let this person turn to you. But it would help if you didn’t rely on them. ‘God told Jeremiah, ‘Come back to me, and I will repay you the joy of your salvation. These are similar to David’s words when he repented his sin with Bathsheba (Psalm 51:12).
From Jeremiah’s life, we can learn that even the great prophet of God, like all believers, can experience rejection, depression, and discouragement in their walk with the Lord. This is a normal part of spiritual growth because, according to Galatians 5:17, our sinful nature fights our new nature born of the Spirit of God. Against sinful nature. However, as Jeremiah said, we can know that God’s faithfulness is infinite. He stands firm even if we betray him (2 Timothy 2:13).
Jeremiah was tasked with bringing an unwanted and persuasive message to Judas. This message caused him great emotional distress and was despised in the eyes of the people. God says that His Truth sounds “foolish” to the lost, but to believers, it is the Word of Life (1 Corinthians 1:18). He also says that the time will come when people will stop accepting the truth (2 Timothy 4:3-4). The people of Judah in Jeremiah’s time would not listen to Jeremiah. This is also true in today’s world. Believers who follow God’s direction warn of judgment coming to a lost and dying world (Revelation 3:10).
Even when most are not listening, we must continue to speak the truth to save some from the terrible judgments that are bound to come.
Surely, almost everyone wants to live in peace. The word itself has almost become a cliché in an irony. The annual celebration of Veterans Day, also known as Armistice Day, yearningly conveys the wish that when the current disagreement is resolved in the world, it would be the last one and that there will then be “peace, peace.” The Latin origin of the word “armistice” translates to “arms standing still.”
But there isn’t really peace; there were lots of wars in ancient Babylonia, Rome, the Middle Ages, and throughout history! Till Christ, the “Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6), returns to “say peace unto the heathen” and build His kingdom of peace “even to the ends of the world,” there are hundreds of petty “wars and rumors of wars” ongoing every year (Matthew 24:6).
The time has come for unity and prosperity. We are not in such a season. We are in a time when everyone must choose their position: stand with Jesus or stand with those who crucified him and many like him. There is no. We may love our enemies and pray for our persecutors, but if we love Jesus, we will not join them. If we ignore justice, what we call “peace” is not peace.