“Know that for your sake I bear reproach” (v15). Jeremiah’s prophecies of judgment caused him terrible grief, and they also made him a target. He declared that Judah’s religious and royal leaders had failed (ch 14), and God was making them “a horror” to the watching nations (v4). In reaction, he was persecuted by those same leaders. But God promised to protect and take of Jeremiah through it all. “They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail over you” (v20).
“I am called by your name, O Lord” (v16). Jeremiah belonged to God and had committed to obedience. Standing for the Lord like he did may cause conflict, but His goodness and faithfulness will never fail us.