We live in a fast-paced world that measures achievement by the bottom line. People who fail to produce results quickly and consistently are as expendable as yesterday's newspaper. By every standard the world holds as important, it would seem that Jeremiah the prophet and his ministry were a monumental flop. Yet the story of his ministry is preserved for all time as a significant piece of the mosaic that portrays Israel's history. What, then, does Jeremiah teach us about success and significance? What is it that God requires?