Little people giving glory to God
In Jeremiah 45, God had a word for the tired assistant of a great man! God is concerned about the LITTLE guys too.
Baruch could have been a big shot; his brother, Seraiah, was in charge of all supplies (Jer 51:59);. Baruch chose to side with Jeremiah and God against evil and corruption. He left a position of human influence to side with Jeremiah, which brought him only pain.
His choice took its toll – he got depressed (Jer 45:3). Whenever the I, me and my dominate our thoughts and words, we have to reflect as they are a sign of pride or self pity.
Baruch perhaps wanted a little recognition or less hardships. He had a meltdown. God noticed and asked, “do you seek great things for yourself?” (vs 5). God asked Baruch not to harbor earthly ambitions in his heart. His reward would be not money or fame or power but eternal life.
Paul echoes this in Philippians 2:3 – “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind, let each esteem others better than himself”.
Let us pray that whenever we falter, attracted by selfish ambitions that do not give glory to God, God speaks to us like He did to Baruch and draws us back to His side.