Daily Encouragement: Year 2, Day 309

From Handbook to God’s Promises


Jeremiah 40:3: Finally Set Free

The Babylonian commander frees Jeremiah and notes that God’s judgment has indeed arrived. Even the Babylonians realize that God fulfills His word. Jeremiah, who suffers for telling God’s truth, suddenly finds himself in the enviable position of freedom. He can go to Babylon with the king’s favor or stay with Gedaliah, who will rule over the towns of Judah. Jeremiah chooses the second option, exercising the freedom that ultimately results from speaking the truth. God speaks with the intention of freeing us.