Jeremiah 1 “What’s Your Excuse?”

God, the Master Potter, forms and uses the imperfect clay to form perfect vessels. Satan desires that we see our imperfections as God’s mistake. If you notice, Isaiah, Moses, and Jeremiah saw their flaw as lips contaminated by sin or “I can’t speak eloquently.” Yet God never makes mistakes. He will equip men for the task of reaching the lost.

God doesn’t bless the eloquent orator. He does bless the tongue that has been touched by the coals of the fire of His kiln. Again, Satan tells us that we are too young or too old, and we could offer that same excuse. God promises, “I will most assuredly give you the words you are to speak for me.” (2 Tim 3:17) Again Satan says this is too fearful. Yet God has not given us a spirit of fear but of love, power, and a sound mind. (2 Tim 1:7)

The real question is: Is this world more dangerous, or is Hell waiting for the lost a more compelling reason to step out? God has bestowed on us everything necessary for life and godliness to those who come to the well seeking to alleviate their thirst.

Our archenemy has one last excuse in his arsenal. He asks, surely you don’t have to do it “now? God doesn’t care if you delay. If you are listening to his voice, then you are not asking; Am I God’s choice to go into a lost world?  But, if you can answer, today is the day of salvation, then why are you waiting?

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