Jeremiah 45:5 And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the LORD: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.
Baruch has been a faithful layman helping Jeremiah do his ministry. Now things are going to fall apart. God is going to destroy Judah with the nation of Babylon. Baruch can’t expect good things to happen but God tells him that He will save his life.
Baruch had a more promising future but he decided to serve with Jeremiah and honor God. That was the last thing he should have done if he wanted to further his career.
As Baruch had sought God and served Him now God would take care of Baruch. Baruch needs to remember to not seek great things for himself but the honor and glory of God.
When things are falling apart the only One we can trust is the Lord God of heaven. Look unto to Jesus in these trying times. He is the only One able to save us and bless us in such times.