Right Time, Right Place

Right Time, Right Place

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

God’s directions to Jeremiah often were specific: what to say, to whom, even where to stand. For example, one day God gave him a message for some elders and priests that was to be given by “the entrance of the potsherd gate” in a valley outside Jerusalem. God had a reason for this direction. He knew specific people would be at this place at this specific time.

The location also had special meaning. God was warning that He was about to “bring a calamity upon this place” (v. 3). Because of the disobedience of the people, “this place” would be called “the valley of Slaughter” (v. 6). God would “make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place” (v. 7). He needed Jeremiah to be in that specific place at that specific time. Since Jeremiah was sensitive to God’s call, he obeyed.

We need to remember that God is a God of purpose, plans, and places. At times, He speaks words that apply in all situations and to all people. At other times, He also speaks words meant for specific times, places, and audiences.

Seek to be sensitive to God’s Word and its applications. Remember that He has a special assignment just for you. He might call you to do specific tasks at specific places and times. When He calls, be sure to obey, speak His words, and do what He asks you to do.