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POPULAR — [adjective]:
liked, admired, or enjoyed by many people or by a particular person or group

intended for or suited to the taste, understanding, or means of the general public rather than specialists or intellectuals

(of a belief or attitude) held by the majority of the general public

definition as you read Jeremiah 38:4-6 in your Bible.

Jeremiah had spent years proclaiming the truth: that the people were sinners and they would be overthrown by the Babylonians. What consequences did Jeremiah face for proclaiming that truth?

Is God’s truth more or less popular with the world today than it was in Jeremiah’s day? Explain your answer.

Why do you think God’s truth irritates and offends people so much?


The gospel is offensive to the world because it exposes our own sinfulness and our need for a Savior. When you’re bold enough to speak God’s Truth, what you say won’t be popular. Are you prepared to proclaim the Truth even if it isn’t easy or popular?


Take a few moments to evaluate your reaction to today’s Scripture passage. Are you scared of proclaiming the truth? Do you doubt that you could ever be that bold? Whatever you feel, be honest with God in prayer. Ask for Him to help you be bold despite your fears and doubts.

Have you ever truly counted the cost of following Christ? Take time this week to examine your relationship with Christ. Are you willing to let Him be your everything, even if it’s unpopular or comes at a great cost?

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