I love reading stories of the old west. A man could choose 40 acres, build his house and make a life there. Just like the opportunity Jeremiah was given today.
Jeremiah 40:4, “…Look the whole land stretches our before you. Do what you like. Go and live wherever you wish.” The Message
“Jeremiah alone had the option given him of staying where he pleased, when all the rest were either carried off, or forced to remain there.” Critical and Explanatory Commentary, Vol. I
But, we must not make our house more important than our relationship with God, like the King of Tyre did in Ezekiel 28:2.
“Down to the thirteenth century A.D. the grandeur of the ancient city of Tyre was still visible. But God’s Word does not fail. Soon Tyre had become an almost uninhabited pile of ruins. A large part of the western section of ‘the island’ became covered by the sea, and early travelers told of seeing ‘houses, towers, and streets far down in the deep.’ ” Amplified Bible Notes
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