And it happened, when Jehudi had read three or four columns, that the king cut it with the scribe’s knife and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth. (Jeremiah 36:23)

We too may be guilty of using the penknife of disregard. When we choose to believe some passages and not others and subject the Word to our own interpretive bias, we join with this heinous sin of King Jehoiakim. Men also seek to destroy the Word of God by destruction of the messengers. From the days of Jeremiah and Baruch to the Wycliffe translator Chet Bitterman in Colombia, men seek to destroy the Word by destroying those that bring it to them. Fortunately, both then and now, it’s a tactic doomed to failure.

Live your life under God’s protection

When King David was running for his life, living in caves, he never lost his faith that he was protected.

Why? Because he knew God had his back – and He’s got yours, too.

So when times of trouble come into your life, remember that “Where is God?” might be the question that’s on your lips, but the answer is always: right where He’s always been. Working for the good of those who love Him, even when you can’t see it or feel it.

Pastor West’s new series, Living Under God’s Protection, shows you how you can live under God’s mighty shield, secure and safe through all of life’s storms and challenges.

And we’d love to send you a copy today as our thanks for your gift to share the message of God’s all-powerful, protective love with others who really need it in their lives.

So give now to help share God’s love – and be encouraged!