Summary: The cause of the Word of God being shut up in your bones is of man and not God.
When The Preacher Don’t Want To Be Bothered
Jeremiah 20:7 O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.
8 For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily.
9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.
If you get a good piece of meat, and cook it right, it will make its own gravy.
Anniversary marks a time of rejoicing. It only comes once a year to mark 364 days of continuance in a position, relationship, establishment or …Often it marks a time of reflection on decisions made and the cost off that decision whether it was for better or worse. If for for better, you look forward with anticipation to another year. If for the worse, you tend to be apprehensive and it causes you to consider your future endeavors to pursuit, or abandon ship.
The text is not relevant per se to Anniversary, but this Anniversary is relevant to the text.
We are not able to define God except by God. He defines Himself. We cannot trace His existence in the book of Genesis, the very book of beginnings, due to His beginning the beginning before the beginning began. Not a play on words for Genesis 1:1 says; “In the beginning (of which God was already on the scene), God created…”He defines Himself as the Pre-Existent One, the I Am that I Am. Through His Son, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End, Alpha and Omega, so scarcely can one grasp the magnitude, height or depth for the higher you go He is higher still and the deeper you go He is deeper still. Now unto the King Eternal, Immortal…He remains the forever till eternity as the Ancient of Days.
Man has tried to define Him by placing His being in the logical and has come up empty. His ways and methods defy the wisdom and logic of man. By experience, we come to know that He asks, requests, demands, and commands that we do that which goes against our humanity/human way of thinking, but upon submission we find it works. Dumb founded and often baffled we don’t know how and we don’t know when but the testimony remains, He will do it again. Logic comes up empty and thus we say or determine that since He can’t be locked into the logical then He must be illogical. And again we are up against a wall for He lets us know that our thoughts are not His thoughts nor his ways our ways…
In order to gain relationship with Him is not predicated upon our understanding Him, knowing Him in the sense of defining Him via revelationary scripture but the hymn writer grasped an understanding saying simply “Trust and Obey…
Jeremiah was called at a young age and his ministry continued some 40 to 50years. Sanctified and ordained a prophet to the nations. We are amazed and look with awesome wonder at the calling of Jeremiah. Many have applied and or identified with the fact of God knowing us before we were born. Isn’t that something, to know that I’m not just some piece of insignificant humanity, but the eternal knows my name. He didn’t just speak me into existence, or just throw me together, but He took time to form me. Every feature, every dynamic of my biological make-up was designed by the master. He skillfully and ever so carefully, before there was any sexual reproduction between mommy and daddy, he knew me. Yes, we say that if it hadn’t been for mom and dad, but no, if it had not been for Adam. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. You, your mother, and your father, your sister and your brother, aunts and uncles were all in Adam. God only went to the dirt once. As a matter of fact, Adam was created out of the dust of the earth. When God looked upon everything he had made and said it was very good, we were included, for God knew us.