Critical Crossroads - Jeremiah 15.16
- Eater of the Word – Like a few of the other prophets – Ezekiel and John in Revelation – Jeremiah found the words of God nourishing, edible, and appetizing.
- Relisher of the Word – Even though there was a bitterness to the words of God, a distasteful side, yet the prophet relished God’s speech, his revelation. In savoring these words he found liberty to voice his grievances because he knew this God better than many. He came to know who God is and how God is, so that in his critical crossroads, he could voice his “but I don’t get it, LORD?! How can this be? How could you do that?” It was from the intimacy that rose up from eating the word of the Lord that he found the ability to be honest with God, “for I am called by your name, O YHVH, God of hosts!”