Bible: Jeremiah 1:4-10

Jeremiah’s Call and Commission

1:4 The Lord said to me,

1:5Before I formed you in your mother’s womb 1  I chose you. 2 

Before you were born I set you apart.

I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.”

1:6 I answered, “Oh, Lord God, 3  I really 4  do not know how to speak well enough for that, 5  for I am too young.” 6  1:7 The Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ But go 7  to whomever I send you and say whatever I tell you. 1:8 Do not be afraid of those to whom I send you, 8  for I will be with you to protect 9  you,” says the Lord. 1:9 Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I will most assuredly give you the words you are to speak for me. 10  1:10 Know for certain that 11  I hereby give you the authority to announce to nations and kingdoms that they will be 12  uprooted and torn down, destroyed and demolished, rebuilt and firmly planted.” 13 

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