Jeremiah was told that his own people, those whom he tried to winsomely warn and call to repentance, were going to fight against him (1:17-19). His own community sought his life because of the fire in Jeremiah's bones to speak the word of the Lord (11:21; 4:19).
In the midst of greed, deception, false alliances, stubborn hearts, closed ears, stiff necks, and blatant, deliberate idolatry...
Jeremiah spoke the words that God put in his mouth
Jeremiah wept for the treachery of his people.
Jeremiah sounded the alarm and raised the standard at the temple gates and in the public square.
Jeremiah was a youth, but the Lord was with Him to deliver.
The true, living, eternal King continues to sound the alarm today.