Jeremiah

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“Please, obey the voice of the Lord which I speak to you. So it shall be well with you, and your soul shall live” (Jeremiah 38:20 NKJV).

October 21, 2020

PLEADING WITH SINNERS TO OBEY GOD’S WORD Even after King Zedekiah had allowed Jeremiah to be thrown into a miry pit, he still had compassion for the ones who heard his preaching. This is the mark of a true prophet. He preaches the Word of God without apology, whether blessing or judgment, yet retains the

“And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13 NKJV).

October 16, 2020

DO YOUR PRAYERS FIND THEIR WAY TO THE LORD? The prophet Jeremiah sent a letter of hope to the Jewish exiles in Babylon. He gave them this message from the Lord, assuring them that the Lord had not forsaken them, nor had He stopped hearing their prayers. If only they would seek Him with all

“And this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years” (Jeremiah 25:11 NKJV).

October 14, 2020

DO YOU TRUST GOD’S WORD? The prophet Jeremiah received this prophecy from the Lord concerning Judah’s looming fall and 70 year captivity to Babylon. His words fell on deaf ears. His king, Jehoiakim of Judah, did not listen to Jeremiah, even at one point, burning his prophetic scroll. But the Lord told Jeremiah to make

“Who has marked His word and heard it? (Jeremiah 23:18b NKJV).

October 13, 2020

DO YOU WRITE IN YOUR BIBLE? The Lord warned that many so-called prophets had not really heard and studied God’s Word. But Jeremiah was God’s man. He stood in the Lord’s counsel and marked His word and preached it as he heard it.   Do you mark God’s Word? Do you take note of what

“But, O Lord of hosts, You who test the righteous, And see the mind and heart” (Jeremiah 20:12 NKJV).

October 12, 2020

TO TRULY KNOW THYSELF ONE MUST KNOW THY GOD Jeremiah cried out to God, proclaiming Him as the One who tests and sees the mind and heart of man. Jeremiah was under constant attack by his brethren for the prophecies the Lord gave him to preach. His plea to the Lord was that his enemies’

‘Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me”‘ (Jeremiah 9:23-24 NKJV).

October 7, 2020

OUR GLORY IS IN CHRIST JESUS Human wisdom, strength and riches are the criteria by which we judge success, they are the attributes we boast of and depend upon. Indeed, it is these three that shape societal pecking order. Yet, God warned that such fleshly boasts would not save Israel from the coming judgment. The

“At this, I woke up and looked around. My sleep had been very sweet” (Jeremiah 31:26 NLT).

October 17, 2019

JEREMIAH’S SWEET DREAM While Jeremiah slept, the Lord spoke to him in a prophetic dream of the coming Messiah and of a future time of joy and peace for Jerusalem. When he awoke, he remembered every word the Lord had said and he regarded his sleep as being so very sweet that he no doubt

“Give them my entire message; include every word. Perhaps they will listen and turn from their evil ways” (Jeremiah 26:2b-3a NLT).

October 15, 2019

PREACHING THE WORD WHOLE God told the prophet Jeremiah to preach the “entire message” that He had gave him. God’s purpose was to warn His people of their sins, so that they might repent, not to tickle their ears. God’s instruction to Jeremiah is the same to those who would preach God’s Word today. We

“Have any of these prophets been in the Lord’s presence to hear what he is really saying?” (Jeremiah 23:18a NLT).

October 13, 2019

DO YOU HAVE A PASTOR WHO SPENDS TIME IN GOD’S PRESENCE BEFORE HE PREACHES? The prophet Jeremiah spoke on the Lord’s behalf against those prophets in Judah who were promising peace and safety when the Lord was warning against coming judgment. Here it took the form of a rhetorical question that begs a negative response:

“I know, Lord, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course” (Jeremiah 10:23 NLT).

October 8, 2019

ARE YOU TRYING TO BE THE OWNER AND CONTROLLER OF YOUR LIFE? British poet, William Ernest Henley, concluded his poem “Invictus” with these words: “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” His words capture the essence of what sin is. For sin, at its core, is an attitude