Call for courageous writing

Insights from my short meditation on Jeremiah 36. In this passage i could see the roles of a Christian writer. He is as powerful as a prophet. The concept of whiste blowing and courageous journalism is not alien to a Christian thought. We can see a parallel between Courageous journalist, whistle blowers and prophets mentioned in Bible. What follows is a short outline of my meditation from Jeremiah 36

– God wants to use writing as communicating His voice. Specially He uses it as a means to help people to accept God’s forgiveness (v1 – 3)
– a writer s supposed to get insights from God and translate them into writing (v 4)
– a writer s not alone responsible for writing but to see that his writing reaches the target audience (v 5-10)
– God protects His writers for accomplishing His purpose. (v 11- 27)
– a writer has to call a spade a spade and should be ready to face even evil consequenses. But no compromise on content. (v 29, 32)
– a writer should not give up his effort of communicating God’s voice to people even if his writing is rejected or destroyed (v 28- 31)

? – am i ready to be a whistle blower for God which will help the people who read me to experience God’s forgiveness?
? – am i ready to sit with God and get His insights on social issues we face and give a God’s perspective to my readers?
– am i ready to risk myself in telling the truth?

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2 thoughts on “Call for courageous writing

  1. Very true. The underlying factor being the second point – a writer s supposed to get insights from God and translate them into writing. It is crucial that our opinions and interpretations be from God, for us to be truly effective. Looking for to the “application” part (insights on social issues we face and give a God’s perspective to my readers) of this “interpretation” you have received 🙂

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