Jeremiah 8:22 (1967 Sermon)

Why did Jesus call man a fool?   Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., in a Sermon he gave (August 1967) at a Missionary Baptist church . . . about 8 months before he was assassinated (April 1968).

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  • Jeremiah 8:22 through the eyes of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The final paragraphs of a 1967 sermon:

Don’t be a fool.    Recognize your dependence on God. (Yes, sir)   As the days become dark and the nights become dreary, realize that there is a God who rules above.

And so I’m not worried about tomorrow. I get weary every now and then. The future looks difficult and dim, but I’m not worried about it ultimately because I have faith in God.    Centuries ago Jeremiah raised a question, “Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?”   He raised it because he saw the good people suffering so often and the evil people prospering. (Yes, sir) Centuries later our slave foreparents came along. (Yes, sir)   And they too saw the injustices of life, and had nothing to look…

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