October 2nd, 2019
Jeremiah Curses the Day
Jeremiah 20:14 (KJB) Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.
This verse, isolated from other surrounding verses, seems to be a strangely penned verse indeed. The prophet Jeremiah is cursing the day he was born. This prophet seems to be talking out both sides of his mouth for in nearby verses he is praising God.
A man cannot rightly praise God and curse the day he was born for God fashioned each of us in the womb. To curse one’s birth is akin to cursing the Creator, God. In fact, the Bible tells us that God called Jeremiah to be a Prophet prior to his birth in this world and certainly Jeremiah was busy in this ministry for God on most days but this particular moment was spiritually off kilter for him.
Though it is never right, I am certain each of us has faced a time of great discouragement and desert-like seasons of life and perhaps some have even uttered or thought improperly concerning God. It is important a man does not deny cursing God but that he repents and chooses to align closely with God despite any untoward emotions and circumstances at work about him.
Yes, this was a tough spiritual season for Jeremiah. Thankfully he was praising God rather than cursing Him with his lips again in the next breath. Undoubtedly, we have all had despairing thoughts in our mind or loosely spoke words spiritually off color towards God in a short period of life.