Are You Listening?

Today’s reading: 2 Kings 25:23, 24, 26; Jeremiah 40:7-16; 41:1-18; 42:1-22; 43:1-13; 44:1-30; 51:64b Why ask if you will not listen? Why ask God if you will not obey? God’s command is not one of your “options” to choose from! When you ask for direction, then you obey. In fact,

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Burned to the Ground

Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 25:2-4,22; 2 Chronicles 36:17,19-21; Jeremiah 39:2-5,9-18; 40:1-6; 52:9-23,27-30 What must it have been like for the people of Jerusalem to see the Babylonians capture the city and burn down the temple? I imagine it would have been a terrifying sight to see the walls breached, and

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Trust and Obey

The section we read today fits well with the “Picture it” method of Bible study/meditation in which you imagine being a part of the event and consider what God wants you to learn from it. For example, can you imagine being Zedekiah? It is a dangerous time – who knows

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The New Is On The Way

Today’s Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-8; 33:14-40 God promises for a new covenant. In today’s passage, you can see a number of hints and imagery of coming Savior. Isn’t it exciting just to read the sentence, “the time is coming…. In those days and at that time I will make a righteous

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Joyful Restoration

Today’s reading: Jeremiah 33:10-13, 30:1-24; 31:1-26 If I have to sum up today’s reading, it will be “hope of joyful restoration”. After much darkness, we are told “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness”! You may wonder how God said that when he

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Against You

Today’s Reading: Jeremiah 21:1-14; 22:1-9; 34:1-7; 32-44; 1-9 How would you feel if you ask for protection & help, but God says “I fight against you” instead? That’s what happened today. But, God is merciful by promising restoration & forgiveness: “I will cleanse them from all the sin they have

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Application

Today’s Reading: Jeremiah 34:8-22; 49:34-39; 50:41-46: 51 I heard an interesting little story on the radio yesterday. A woman had heard on that radio program that one can often get a discount at the store by just asking for one (so long as one is paying in cash). She took

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Our God Is Mighty To Save

Today’s reading: Jeremiah 50:1-40; 51:59 Today’s reading predicts both God’s ultimate judgement against Babylon and Israel’s ultimate return – to the land and to relationship with God. Though their current situation is hopeless, “Yet their Redeemer is strong; the Lord Almighty is his name.” (Jer. 50:34) Their return is described

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Living a Lie

Today’s Reading: Jeremiah 23:9-40 Jeremiah begins with the statement that his heart is broken within him! I once heard a statement which probably describes Jeremiah’s problem – ‘the more holy a person is, the more painful for him or her to be in close proximity to a sinful situation’! When

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Discipline and Restoration

Today’s Reading: Jeremiah 24; 27-29 Jeremiah is shown good figs and bad figs by the Lord. And what the Lord basically says is that Judah is to accept the fact that Nebuchadnezzar is executing discipline on Judah for God Himself in taking Judah into exile! That’s the way to be

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