Archives for July 2017

Object Lessons From God

August 1 - Today's Readings - Jeremiah 13-15 and Psalms 31 In the Old Testament, Prophets were often told to do things as object lessons in support of the prophetic word God had asked them to speak. These picture illustrations probably meant more to the general population than did all the long prophetic sermons these men would deliver. The "linen belt" in Chapter 13 is one such illustration. – Continue Reading

The “gods” Of This World

July 31 - Today's Readings - Jeremiah 10-12 and Psalms 31 Chapter 10 of Jeremiah paints a great picture of what God thinks (and what we should think) about the "gods" of this world – “For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not Continue Reading

He Watches

July 30 – Today’s Readings - Jeremiah 7-9 and Psalms 30 Chapter 7 is chilling in its assessment of religious people who do not live out their confession of faith. They go to the temple; they offer sin offerings and fellowship offerings and they say in their hearts that because they have done these things they will be “safe”. The problem is that they then go out and LIVE contrary to what they Continue Reading

Anguish And Horror

July 29 – Today’s Readings – Jeremiah 4-6 and Psalms 29 God's emotions of anguish, horror, and anger are brought out so well in these Chapters: “Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, circumcise your hearts, you men of Judah and people of Jerusalem, or my wrath will break out and burn like fire because of the evil you have done — burn with no one to quench it.” (Jeremiah 4:4) “O Jerusalem, wash Continue Reading

Predestined To Do Good

July 28 – Today’s Readings - Jeremiah 1-3 and Psalms 28 We find here a beautiful introduction to this prophetic penman, and the book named after him. Jeremiah was obviously a very young man when God called him and commissioned him – “Ah, Sovereign LORD’, I said, ‘I do not know how to speak; I am only a child.” (Jeremiah1:6) He was told – “do not be afraid of them, (the people) for I am with Continue Reading