The PROPHET JEREMIAH.. What a guy! He LOVED the LORD, and the LORD's people, Israel.. Of whom were his brethren! Considered the 2nd of the MAJOR prophets, in Judaism! News to me, & NO DOUBT, to the LORD - considering how he was treated!! Of course, sadly, ALL the prophets of God were mistreated during their lives; then, honored AFTER death by Israel! Jesus, Himself, expounded on this fact when He said, "Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them!!" ~ (Luke 11:47)
Among my favorites of the prophets, however! He learned to say whatever the LORD said to say, without reserve nor regard as to what his brethren would say, think, or do to him! FEARLESS to them.. And his ministry was a TOUGH one to say the least! For it was a period of time in history where God was FED UP with the whoring of an unrepentant Israel.. And utter destruction - was immanent!! ON MANY occasions, they would beat him, spit on him, or try insulting him.. But with Jeremiah ~ what the LORD said.. Trumped ANYTHING they could do to him! Obviously he was worried about the coming destruction to his land & people, & it baffled him as to why Israel didn't care!
Jeremiah was MOST DEFINATELY a prophet to be ADMIRED for the example he set in the life he lived! And with that said..
..JEREMIAH's ADMIRABLE STORY...
THE PROPHET JEREMIAH, was born in c. 650 BC, in Anathoth, Israel. The biblical book of his name goes deep into his personal life. The prophetess Huldah was a close relative, and contemporary of Jeremiah! COOL STUFF!.. While the prophet Zephaniah was his mentor! Initially when God called Jeremiah to be a prophet in about 626 BC.. Jeremiah was reluctant, saying, "that he was only a child and did not know how to speak, but the Lord placed the word in Jeremiah's mouth, commanding "Get yourself ready!" (Jer. 1:17)
The qualities of a prophet listed in Jeremiah 1 include; not being afraid, standing up to speak, speaking as told, and going where sent