Jul 31, 2020
In yesterday's reading, we heard how king Zedekiah sent two men to Jeremiah to ask him for help to pray for a miracle. And God made it ever so clear that no miracle of deliverance would be given. Jeremiah repeatedly tells the king what he needs to do, but Zedekiah just couldn’t bring himself to do it. The...
Jul 30, 2020
These verses from Jeremiah 20 have been often quoted as a reason for memorizing Scripture:
Jer. 20:9 NLT But if I say I’ll
never mention the LORD
or speak in his name,
his word burns in my heart like a fire.
It’s like a fire in my bones!
I am worn out trying to hold it in!
I can’t do it!
Jul 29, 2020
In yesterday’s reading, we again heard some often-quoted verses. These verses come just after verses in chapter 17 where the Lord himself beautifully paraphrased Psalm 1:
Jer. 17:9 GNT “Who can
understand the human heart?
There is nothing else so deceitful;
it is too sick to be healed.
10 I, the Lord,...
Jul 28, 2020
One catches so clearly how trapped Jeremiah was in the time of God’s judgment, and how hot God’s anger was against Judah. Jeremiah’s audience would not have appreciated him telling them where the Lord said they could ‘go’! No wonder he so often weeps and cries out in despair. God’s verdict in...
Jul 27, 2020
Yesterday the dialog between the Lord and Jeremiah continued. We heard of the drought. And the Lord forbid Jeremiah to pray for the people of Judah.
This is an acrostic psalm in Hebrew, and it gives us a great place to start when praising God.
Let’s not allow the chapter...