Monthly Archives: March 2014

Recovering hope

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 29:1-14 (day one)  “I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to give you hope and a future.” (v 11) We call it recovery.  Life destroyed by addiction–drugs, alcohol, porn–and brave, broken people turn … Continue reading

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Perhaps

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 36 (Day Seven) “PERHAPS when the people of Judah hear about the disaster I plan to inflict on them, each of them will turn from his wicked way; then I will forgive their wickedness.”  (v 3)  A very hopeful … Continue reading

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Undiscouraged

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 36 (Day Six) “So Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to the scribe Baruch. . .and as Jeremiah dictated, Baruch wrote on it all the words of the scroll that Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in … Continue reading

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The Word of the Lord

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 36 (Day Five) How many times have we read “The Word of the Lord came to Jeremiah (me)” so far in this book of the bible?  My calculations are 26.  What great comfort it must … Continue reading

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The Word

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 36 (Day Four) Even in today’s world, the thought is often the same…if we just take away the Bible, the people will not hear about Jesus.  Jeremiah was obedient to write down every word that … Continue reading

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Fear

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 36 (Day Three)  “When they heard all these words, they looked at each other in fear.”  When people do not fear God, there is no terror that cannot be carried out by the mind of … Continue reading

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Word of God, Across the Ages

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 36 (day two) The power of the written Word has always been a great strength of our faith.  In this chapter we read of the Lord commanding Jeremiah to write it all down.  The Lord … Continue reading

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Different responses to the Word of God

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 36 (day one) Two different men. Two very different hearts.    2 Kings tells the day that the Law was read to King Josiah.  He torn his clothes as a symbol of grief.  He commanded his servants to inquire … Continue reading

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Does God punish?

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 11:18-23; 12:1-6; 17:14-18; 20:7-18 (day seven)  “Behold, I am about to punish them!  The young men will die by the sword, their sons and daughters will die by famine.”  (11:22)  It is an idea often … Continue reading

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Prayers for justice

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 11:18-23; 12:1-6; 17:14-18; 20:7-18 (day six)  “O Lord Almighty. . .let me see your vengeance upon them.”  (11:20)  Jeremiah is not alone.  The Bible records MANY prayers for the wicked to be brought to justice, made to … Continue reading

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