Aug 9, 2020
Yesterday we heard of Jeremiah being put in a dry but muddy well, and being rescued by the faithful official, Ebed-melech. And we heard the terrible and painful result of Zedekiah's cowardly failure to do as repeatedly instructed by the Lord.
Ezekiel— who was about 20 years younger than Jeremiah,...
Aug 8, 2020
Yesterday we heard of persecution against Jeremiah, his being imprisoned so that he had his secretary, Baruch convey his messages, and then his being imprisoned in the dungeon at Jonathan’s house. And today he is put in a muddy cistern.
Today’s chapter of Proverbs has a clear theme. Here is...
Aug 7, 2020
In yesterday's reading in Jeremiah, he gave more specific warnings to King Zedekiah. And then we heard of the inspiring example of the Recabites.
Yesterday in the first half of chapter 4, we heard again about Lady Wisdom. I highlight these important words:
Prov. 4:7 GNT Getting wisdom is the...
Aug 6, 2020
In yesterday’s reading, Jeremiah bought a field according to the Lord’s instructions. Under the circumstances, that seemed a futile thing to do. He prayed, and the Lord used the situation as a backdrop for wonderful promises to the nation of Israel.
I highlighted a verse earlier in Jeremiah where the...
Aug 5, 2020
In yesterday’s reading we heard some of Jeremiah’s most important words:
Jer. 31:33-34 NLT … this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the LORD.
“I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and...