Without pioneers, this country wouldn’t exist. No one would have tamed the land, no one would have pushed into the wilderness. It involved risk, sacrifice, perseverance, and hard-work. In this sense, Christians are pioneers. They must push forward even faithfulness even when fruitfulness is lacking, as in the case of Jeremiah.
Graduation ceremonies around the country typically sound the same, “Go forth, conquer, use your skills, don’t forget God, and Jeremiah 28.” This graduation speech predates Jeremiah’s words of wisdom by several hundreds of years. Solomon had his own wisdom to pass down to the people, and this is the graduation speech you will never hear […]