The Berean Expositor
Volume 30 - Page 160 of 179
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Some Titles of Scripture.
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"The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that
hath My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What is the chaff to
the wheat? Saith the Lord" (Jer. 23: 28).
If in days when "dreams" were sometimes divinely chosen as a vehicle of inspiration,
such language could be used by Jeremiah, how much more should we resolutely set aside
all such self-evolved teaching. A glance at the context of Jer. 23: 28 is sadly
illuminating. The Lord had said: "Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that
prophesy unto you." Why?
"They make you vain" (Jer. 23: 16).
"They speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord"
(Jer. 23: 16).
"They use their tongues, and say, HE saith" (Jer. 23: 31).
"They cause My people to err by their lies, and by their lightness" (Jer. 23: 32).
"I sent them not, nor commanded them saith the Lord" (Jer. 23: 32).
Here in "the chaff", by contrast, we may discern the nature and character of "the
wheat". May we exercise this spiritual discernment in a day of lies and lightness, of
dreams that make men vain, of tongues--while protesting that what is uttered is the Word
of God--that speak a vision of man's own heart.