Throughout the Scriptures we learn that God saves His own, that God keeps those who have confidence in Him. In the following paragraphs we will talk a little about a passage from the book of Jeremiah, which shows us how God saves His people from wrong.
17 But I will deliver you in that day,” says the Lord, “and you shall not be given into the hand of the men of whom you are afraid.
18 For I will surely deliver you, and you shall not fall by the sword; but your life shall be as a prize to you, because you have put your trust in Me,” says the Lord.’ ”
God had spoken about the fall of Jerusalem through His prophet Jeremiah, even, this whole book is based on God correcting the people of Israel and the king not paying attention to the words of the Lord. Already in the verses that we have quoted, the fulfillment of the Word that God had given through the prophet Jeremiah was approaching, but there was a man called Ebed-melech to whom God made the promise that he would be delivered and not fall by the sword, but, why does God make this promise exclusively to that man? In chapter 38 of the same book we find that this man delivered the prophet Jeremiah from death in a certain way:
7 Now Ebed-Melech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs, who was in the king’s house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon. When the king was sitting at the Gate of Benjamin,
8 Ebed-Melech went out of the king’s house and spoke to the king, saying:
9 “My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon, and he is likely to die from hunger in the place where he is. For there is no more bread in the city.”
10 Then the king commanded Ebed-Melech the Ethiopian, saying, “Take from here thirty men with you, and lift Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon before he dies.”
With this request this man showed that he trusted in the Lord, in all those words that he had given through Jeremiah, and he was not afraid to approach the king to ask for such a thing.
Dear friends and brothers, when we trust in the Lord and have fear, things are very different, since He frees us from evil, He cares for the approaching evil. Is there greater protection than that offered by the Lord? In no way, the Lord will always protect us and we must be confident in those words.