After the scroll is finished Jeremiah tells Baruch to take it to the Lord’s House and read it aloud. Word of mouth gets the scroll into the hands of Jehudi who reads it to king Jehoiakim. As Jehudi reads it Jehoiakim cuts it and burns it in the fire to show he is not afraid of the Lord.
It sounds incredible that this king would ask the scribes to tell him what God said and then show total disregard for it. But it makes me wonder how many times we do the exact same thing.
God tells me to love my enemies, sometimes I can’t say its love I feel when I think about them. God tells us to go and spread the good news of salvation, but there have been more times than I would like to admit that I ignored God’s prompting to speak about Him. I imagine all of us can think of times we took what God has said and disregarded it.
Just ask, do I tithe like God asks? Do I love like God asks? Do I share like God asks? The list can go on and on and if we are honest we all fail somewhere.