Aug 12, 2019
After all Jeremiah's messages of doom, he was able to give a comforting message to the Judeans who had been through so much. He might have thought, “At last I get to preach good news.” The Lord said through him, “I feel sorry for all you have had to suffer. Stay here. I will make the king of Babylon take pity on you. Don't fear the Babylonians.” That's the very thing the people had longed to hear for years. But even at this point, they break their promise and don’t listen to Jeremiah! After that, when he had been forcibly taken off to Egypt with the others, Jeremiah predicted that Nebuchadnezzar would come and defeat Egypt also.
For the last two days we heard the wisdom of a father to his sons. Today Lady Wisdom speaks.
Yesterday we finished the Resurrection Chapter, and today we see glimpses of the life of the early church through Paul’s final words.
13 Be alert, stand firm in [believing in Christ//the faith], be brave, be strong.
NLT Translation note:
1Cor. 16:10 When Timothy comes, [please] don’t intimidate him. He is doing the Lord’s work, just as I am.