June 16th, 2019
Many Like Words Added
Jeremiah 36:32 (KJB) Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah; who wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire: and there were added besides unto them many like words.
Upon reading this scripture verse without the context of other verses around it, it may seem to a casual reader that Jeremiah himself added his own details to God’s Word. However, upon further study, any diligent reader of God’s Word understands that Jeremiah was led by God to add further words. If this seems odd, or inappropriate that a man would add words, but when viewed as Jeremiah and a scribe being used as vessels by God for protecting and preserving His Word.
Secondly, you must understand that God allowed the original recording to be burned in a fire by the evil King Jehoiakim who had no interest in reading or applying God’s Word. To this wicked king, this roll was just a bunch of words with no significance in this world or for all eternity.
However, God has promised that His Word will remain forever in many places including Psalm 12:6-7. King Jehoiakim was unable to destroy God’s Word as God has assured eternal preservation. An evil King’s plans to destroy God’s Word was divinely thwarted.
Yes, it’s true, God’s Word will be preserved and protected forever. No matter what any man does in trying to change it or eliminate it from existing, God’s Word will stand as was recorded forever. Secondly, in reading and understanding scripture one must always take into account proper context.