From: October 14, 2018
Scripture for today: Jeremiah 23:21-25:38; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17; Psalm 84:1-12; Proverbs 25:15
From: October 14, 2017
From: October 14, 2016
In the midst of Jeremiah’s prophecy of judgment against Judah, the Lord revealed His purpose for disciplining them. Namely, it was so that they might “return” to Him with their “whole heart.” God desires whole hearted worship. And this requires a new heart that only God can give. His desire is that we know Him as the Lord. Ask the Lord to examine your heart today. Have you surrendered your “whole heart” to Him?
From: October 14, 2015
Apparently, the first century church suffered from false prognosticators just as today’s church does. Paul warned believers not to be deceived and therefore so “troubled in mind” (v.2) as to be shaken in their faith. Instead, they should “stand fast” (v.15) and continue remembering the calling of the gospel. We await Christ’s return best by proclaiming the gospel to all.
From: October 14, 2014
Paul told the Thessalonian believers to “stand firm” and to keep a “strong grip” on the Word of God that he had taught them. Standing firm on God’s Word we build our life on its gospel truth and instruction. Keeping a strong grip on the Word, we cling to its promises in times of trouble. Do not let skeptics nor suffering snatch the Word of God from you. Base your life on it. Fill your mind with it. Cling to it at all times.
From: October 14, 2013
A beautiful benediction for today. May God “comfort” (encourage, urge, call) your heart and “establish” (strengthen, plant, to make stand) every “good word” and every “good work” of yours. Now go. Live for Jesus. You have all you need in Him.
From: October 14, 2012
God gave Jeremiah the difficult task of prophesying Israel’s fall, but He also gave him a fuller revelation of Himself. Reading God’s Word we tend to look for answers for our situation, but the greater unveiling is God Himself. God is both immanent and transcendent, near and far away. God seemed far away from Israel because of their sin, but He drew near to Jeremiah in the midst of this trial. In the book of James we are told, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8). The Bible is primarily about God and how we can be brought near to Him. Where is God in your life today?
From: October 14, 2011
God said this in response to the false prophets whose words were based on their dreams. He said their words were like straw. God’s Word isn’t passive and weak. It burns and breaks us when our hearts are opened to hear it. Has your life been set aflame by the Word?