Jeremiah 44:1 KJV
The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews which dwell in the land of Egypt, which dwell at Migdol, and at Tahpanhes, and at Noph, and in the country of Pathros, saying,
It occurred to me today that, while Jeremiah was preaching to the Jews representing
in Egypt others were
preaching to the Jews representing Judah
There were, at this time two branches of Judah:
· Those in
had gone there
against their will, captives after they caused the destruction of their country
because they obeyed not the Word of the Lord. Babylon
· Those in
Egypt were the poor of the land, not thought
worthy of taking to .
They had slain those Babylon
had left to be in charge. They had forced Jeremiah to go with them to Babylon , once
again disobeying God's Word. Egypt
Our God always has more pots in the fire than we are aware of. Those in
had no idea what was happening in Babylon and
those in Babylon had no idea any of their
brethren had gone to Egypt.
Yet God was at work in both worlds.
· Both branches of Judah represented Judah
· Both were responsible to hear and obey the Word of God
· Both could have been blessed of the Lord
We do not know what God may be doing in the heart of another. These things are the Lord's own doing. My responsibility is to hear the Word of the Lord and obey Him personally. God is doing other things in other places among other people that is His alone to handle. Mine is to hear that still small voice and follow it.