His Word Burns

His Word Burns

Jeremiah 23:28-29The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully.
What is the chaff to the wheat?” says the LORD.
“Is not My word like a fire?” says the LORD, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?”

His word consumes the chaff, burns the dross.
His word is wheat, pure food for His sheep.

The unhumbled heart of man is like a rock; if not melted by the word of God as a fire, it will be broken to pieces by it as a hammer. –Matthew Henry’s Commentary

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One Response to “His Word Burns”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

    From: Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

    As the “fire” consumes the “chaff,” [Jer 23:28], so “My word” will consume the false prophets (Mt 3:12; Heb 4:12). “My word” which is “wheat” [Jer 23:28], that is, food to the true prophet and his hearers, is a consuming “fire,” and a crushing “hammer” (Mt 21:44) to false prophets and their followers (2Co 2:16). The Word of the false prophets may be known by its promising men peace in sin. “My word,” on the contrary, burns and breaks the hard-hearted (Jer 20:9). The “hammer” symbolizes destructive power (Jer 50:23; Na 2:1).

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