They will not triumph
But his words, his faith and his hope would live on.
In today’s first reading (Jeremiah 20:10-13), the prophet Jeremiah is in a bad situation: a situation that will get even worse and would end in his kidnapping and death.
Yet Jeremiah’s faith and trust in the Lord are undefeatable:
But the LORD is with me,
like a mighty champion:
my persecutors will stumble,
they will not triumph.
In their failure
they will be put to utter shame,
to lasting, unforgettable confusion.
Indeed, those who sought Jeremiah’s destruction as well as those who actually took his life would not triumph, but would be put to utter shame, confusion, and historical oblivion.
How much stronger should be our faith and trust in the Lord, for not only will his enemies ultimately fail within the bounds of this world, but if by his grace we remain faithful , we shall see the Lord’s absolute and total victory in eternity – no matter what.