To The Nations

When I read Jeremiah 1:5, I typically see God’s election in setting Jeremiah apart before he was born.  But as I have been reading it again, I noticed that Jeremiah was appointed a prophet to the nations.

“Before I formed you in your mother’s womb I chose you. Before you were born I set you apart. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.”  –Jeremiah 1:5

God’s glory needs to be announced to all the nations.  Goiim (gôyim) was one of the first words I remember studying, I believe in 2011.  Nations.  Some prefer the term people groups.

And we know that we are waiting for all the people groups to hear the gospel message of Jesus so that the end will come.

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.   –Matthew 24:14

This leads us to think about what our purpose is as one of the elect.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  –Matthew 28:19-20

Making disciples of all people groups.  Glorify His name.

I’d much rather be a sloth…