Few of us have come up against such resistance in our daily lives as the Prophet Jeremiah. He met resistance at every turn. He was ridiculed, mocked, jailed and thrown in a pit.
What gave this man, a person no different than we are, such zeal and fortitude in his speaking and actions? Where did he get the confidence that he was protected, no matter the opposition he met; and it was great opposition. Not only from the people but from the kings, priests and other officials. As Jeremiah stood in the gates of the city proclaiming the judgments and admonitions of God Almighty, he did so with an assurance rare among the people of God today. Here is the answer for his lifelong calling ~
God made this man into a brazen wall. Just as Ezekiel, who was told that he was going among a people with a forehead of iron, God would make his forehead just as hard. In Jeremiah 15 God said, " And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brazen wall; and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD. "
God is no respecter of persons, He treats us all with the same grace, strength and mercy. No matter the battles we face on a daily basis, we have the same shelter, the same strength, the same God as Jeremiah and Ezekiel.
Run to Him in our hour of trial, need and temptation. He is our strong tower, our brazen wall; the One who can harden our foreheads also! Rest in Him. Depend upon Him. Live for Him!!