Jeremiah's call is to fulfill God's name for him: Prophet to the nations. Jeremiah knows the scope of this call is beyond him, but God pushes the call along anyway. God even puts God's Word in Jeremiah's mouth. God empowers Jeremiah with God's Word to do phenomenal, awesome things, and Jeremiah is blown away. There is also no way out.
Jesus' story resumes last week's preaching-teaching at the Nazareth synagogue. Where we left off, Jesus was drawing accolades. But he hadn't come to garner praise, but to deliver God's Word, God's difficult Word. He does it. But his rave reviews quickly turned sour as the hometown crowd became a lynch mob. What did he say? Does slamming their sense of privilege and entitlement do it? Hmmm.
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