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How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart… The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the Lord.

– Jeremiah 23:26,28

Here, the Lord through Jeremiah reminds us that we aren’t meant to shut up or silence the unbelieving world. Don’t think that it’s your job to silence everyone who’s wrong. It won’t work anyway. There are too many who reject His Word, and they shout, scream, and yammer too loudly for us to drown them out on their own. “Let him tell his dream,” the Lord says.

But you — since you have His Word, you proclaim it as hard as you can, as often as you can, as far and wide as you can. Broadcast it, make it known, declare it at the top of your voice, with all the life and energy He gives you — as if souls depend on that Word. Because they do. You, child of God, have been given the precious, nourishing Word that lives and gives life. Proclaim it with every ounce of strength in your body, to your last breath.

Special thanks to my brothers in the Summer Hebrew Institute, among whom I was given this insight.

 

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