[Jeremiah told him], “God has a new name for you: not Pashur but Danger-Everywhere, because God says, ‘You’re a danger to yourself and everyone around you.” Jeremiah 20:3
Jeremiah prophesied that bad things would happen to the people of Jerusalem, because they had hardened their hearts to God. Pashur, son of the priest “smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks….” (vs 2). Upon Jeremiah’s release, he told Pashur what he thought of him: “You’re a danger to yourself….”
We have many “Pashur’s” in our world today. The first one that comes to mind to is the Talibad. It’s hard to understand how a group of people can be so deeply indebted to a cause that they actually become a danger to themselves, and most certainly to everyone around them.
Lord, help us keep our good name in tact by following you instead of those spreading evil thoughts and ways. Amen.