Jeremiah 26:24: “Nevertheless the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, so that they should not give him into the hand of the people to put him to death.”

July 24th, 2021 by Pastor Ed in devotional

This chapter describes Jeremiah’s first trial before the religious leaders of Jerusalem. Because he spoke the truth of God’s promise of coming captivity, he made enemies among the priests and false prophets. However, God had placed a man among the noblemen of Jerusalem named Ahikam, who used his influence to argue successfully against Jeremiah’s execution. Ahikam was the son of a godly father, Shaphan, a scribe in the court of King Josiah, when the high priest discovered the book of the law in the temple. And this godly man, Ahikam, was the father of Gedaliah, who would be appointed governor over Judah by the Babylonians after Jerusalem’s final fall in 586 BC. Parents and grandparents who are trying to raise their kids to stand against the tide of moral decay can find great encouragement in this verse.

A mother was asked by a neighbor, “I heard you are doing some literary work?” “Yes,” replied the mother, “I’m writing two books.” “What are their titles?” asked the delighted neighbor. “Tommy and Susie,” the mother replied. “My business is to write on the mind and heart of my children the lessons of God that they may never forget.”

“LORD, help us to be good models of You to youngsters around us this day, whether they are our own or someone else’s.”