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Unpopular Verse of the Day

“Baruch, this is what the LORD says: ‘I will destroy this nation that I built. I will uproot what I planted. 5 Are you seeking great things for yourself? Don’t do it! I will bring great disaster upon all these people; but I will give you your life as a reward wherever you go. I, the LORD, have spoken!'”
Jeremiah 45:4-5 NLT

The whole book of Jeremiah needs to be read for context of course. Baruch was Jeremiah’s “dictator”. (He wrote down what the LORD said to Jeremiah.) So God spared the lives of those two, but told them not to look for a life of comfort.

This is the same book that Jeremiah 29:11 is in. See Jeremiah 29:11 | Scripture Zealot including the comments.

Unpopular Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 48:10

Jeremiah 48:10
Cursed are those who refuse to do the LORD’s work,
who hold back their swords from shedding blood!

(This speaks about the Lord, His sovereignty, His hatred of sin, etc. not what we’re supposedly supposed to do in this day and age, just so people don’t get the wrong idea.)