This message by Pastor Rod Harris was delivered at Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday evening, February 3, 2008, and was taken from Jeremiah 12:7-17.
Even in those devastating passages of the prophet Jeremiah there is found the truth of God’s mercy, compassion, and grace. An honest assessment of God’s righteous judgment requires an honest picture including an emphasis of his loving compassion. In the passage before us make note of three things:
- v. 7: The heart of God grieves over the need to bring judgment upon his people.
- v. 8-13: God’s righteous nature demands his judgment of willful, stubborn rebellion.
- v. 14-17: God’s great compassion offers forgiveness and grace to anyone, even the enemies of his people, who will come to him in humble repentance.