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Jul 31, 2015

These verses from Jeremiah 20 have been often quoted as a reason for memorizing Scripture:

9But if I say I’ll never mention the LORD
or speak in his name,
his word burns in my heart like a fire.
It’s like a fire in my bones!
I am worn out trying to hold it in!
I can’t do it!

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Jul 30, 2015

In yesterday’s reading, we again heard some often-quoted verses. These verses come just after Jeremiah beautifully paraphrases Psalm 1:

9“The human heart is the most deceitful of all things,
and desperately wicked.
Who really knows how bad it is?
10But I, the LORD, search all hearts
and examine secret motives.

Jul 29, 2015

Time to make clarifications, repeat info, and give news!

  • Some have asked, and I am sorry I didn’t make this clear earlier: In the 2014-2015 podcasts I am reading from the NLT (New Living Translation), which is my all-time favorite translation. In future years and as long as someone pays the monthly fee, our...

Jul 29, 2015

One catches so clearly how trapped Jeremiah is in the time of God’s judgment. What the Lord told Jeremiah in yesterday’s reading is repeated in Revelation:

“‘Those who are destined for death, will die;
those who are destined for war, [will die in//to] war;
those who are destined for famine, [will die...

Jul 28, 2015

Yesterday the dialog between the Lord and Jeremiah continued. We heard of the drought. And the Lord forbid Jeremiah to pray for the people of Judah.

Translation note:

2And if they say to you, ‘But where can we go?’ tell them, ‘This is what the LORD says:

“‘Those who are destined for death, will die;