Lamb brought into slaughter

But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter; And I did not know that they had devised plots against me, saying, “Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, And let us cut him off from the land of the living, That his name be remembered no more.” [Jeremiah 11:19]

 

The context of this verse is about Jeremiah receiving an unfair trial. In the trial, he was told to shut up or face death. There was no record of him putting up any defense. In fact the words gentle lamb implies he probably did not even resist. Slaughter tells us the intention of those wicked men, and the situation Jeremiah was in.

 

I see the shadow of Christ here. On the night before Christ was sent to the cross, He was also given an unfair trial, and throughout the ordeal, Christ remained silent – even though He was aware of their intention to kill Him.

 

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