The following is today's devotional from Nancy Leigh DeMoss.
Which prophet are you more like? Jeremiah? Or Jonah? Both of these men spoke to sinful people. But Jonah delivered God's Word from an angry heart. He didn’t want his audience to get the message and repent.
On the other hand, Jeremiah delivered his message in tears. His heart was broken for the people who had strayed from the Lord.
This illustrates what Paul says in 1 Corinthians: “If I had the gift of prophecy, but don’t exercise that gift in love, I am nothing.”
When you find yourself having to confront someone with the truth, what’s the attitude of your heart? Is it one of anger and revenge? Or does your heart break as you deliver your message out of obedience and love?
Ask God to give you a tender, compassionate heart like Jeremiah.