Posts with the tag “jeremiah”
by Audrey Rogers on October 29th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 51-- Verse 13O you who dwell by many waters, rich in treasures, your end has come; the thread of your life is cut. When you come to the end of your life, what will earthly treasure do for you? What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul? We brought nothing into this world; it is certain we can take nothing out. Your boats, your RV’s, and ...
by Audrey Rogers on October 28th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 50--Verse 34Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name. He will surely plead their cause, that he may give rest to the earth, but unrest to the inhabitants of Babylon.Even though God handed over His people to the Babylonians for being unrepentant for so long, He still had a plan to restore them. Even after all they had done to reject Him, He was their pr...
by Audrey Rogers on October 27th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 48—Verse 42Moab shall be destroyed and be no longer a people, because he magnified himself against the Lord.God is a gracious God, but going against Him is a dangerous thing. In His great mercy, God waits for the day of judgement because He desires more people to believe, to be saved! Jesus paved the way for us to be on good terms with God. Jesus is God, trust Him. G...
by Audrey Rogers on October 26th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 46--Verse 47aBut don’t be afraid, my servant Judah; don’t lose heart, Israel. I will deliver you from a faraway place and your children from the land of their exile.Israel and Judah were about to be swallowed by Babylon and Assyria. There was no way around it anymore. The opportunity for repentance was coming to a close. They were going into exile.Yet, with all of th...
by Audrey Rogers on October 25th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 44--Verse 18But since we left off making offerings to the queen of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, we have lacked everything and have been consumed by the sword and by famine.Apparently, some Judean exiles in Egypt half-heartedly listened to Jeremiah’s warnings and temporarily gave up worshiping false idols. They expected life to improve immediately, ...
by Audrey Rogers on October 23rd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 42—Verse 10If you will remain in this land, then I will build you up and not pull you down; I will plant you, and not pluck you up; for I relent of the disaster that I did to you.While it’s true that God’s gifts are free, and we can do nothing to earn forgiveness or salvation, our relationship with God is conditional. Meaning, He’s given us some significant “If…then…...
by Audrey Rogers on October 22nd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 39--Verse 12Take him, look after him well, and do him no harm. Talk about bittersweet. Nebuchadnezzar just plundered Jeremiah’s homeland, devastating everything he’s ever known. And he could’ve made it much worse for the old prophet, but, instead, ensures that Jeremiah would be well cared for. Things were bad, but not as bad as they could’ve been if it weren’t for th...
by Audrey Rogers on October 21st, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 38--Verse 18But if you do not surrender to the officials of the king of Babylon, then this city shall be given into the hand of the Chaldeans, and they shall burn it with fire, and you shall not escape from their hand.The people of Judah would not hear Jeremiah, even after he had been right about everything else. They would be protected if they surrendered and accept...
by Audrey Rogers on October 20th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 36--Verse 7It may be that their plea for mercy will come before the Lord, and that every one will turn from his evil way, for great is the anger and wrath that the Lord has pronounced against this people.At a glance, the prophets may seem like people who went around and proclaimed the Lord’s judgment. But if you look a little deeper their message was always to tell t...
by Audrey Rogers on October 19th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 33--Verse 8 (CSB)I will purify them from all the iniquity they have committed against me, and I will forgive all the iniquities they have committed against me, rebelling against me.God is such a merciful and loving God.Israel had been moving farther away from God with each generation. Israel was looking so much like all the other groups around them, falling into gree...
by Audrey Rogers on October 18th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 31--Verses 33-34For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, ...
by Audrey Rogers on October 16th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 29—Verse 7But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.Sometimes we find ourselves in a place, situation, or circumstance where we’d really rather not be. It might be a city, a job, a school, a community…Sometimes God gives us the ‘go-ahead’ to leave that place and...
by Audrey Rogers on October 15th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 28--Verse 13You have broken wooden bars, but you have made in their place bars of iron.Be careful. What you can easily do today may be nearly impossible to do tomorrow. Grace has a way of making things difficult. Hananiah had defied the Lord in his pride by breaking a yoke of wood, only to have iron formed in its place. We can defy the Lord Jesus today if we choose, ...
by Audrey Rogers on October 14th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 26--Verse 3It may be they will listen, and every one turn from his evil way, that I may relent of the disaster that I intend to do to them because of their evil deeds.God gave the people of Judah so many chances to turn from the evil that they were doing. Even though their hearts were hard, He still gave them a chance to repent. They were wrong, but He still wanted t...
by Audrey Rogers on October 13th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 23--Verse 29Is not my word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?It’s something about God’s Word when you hear it, it just burns in you. I remember when I got baptized at 19 it took me 4 more years to fully give my life to Christ but during that time the sermons I heard and the scripture I’ve read gnawed at me, the knowledge I...
by Audrey Rogers on October 12th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 21--Verses 1-2This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord when King Zedekiah sent Pashhur son of Malchijah and the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah to Jeremiah, asking, “Inquire of the Lord on our behalf, since King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon is making war against us. Perhaps the Lord will perform for us something like all his past wondrous works so that Nebu...
by Audrey Rogers on October 11th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 20--Verse 14Cursed be the day on which I was born! The day when my mother bore me, let it not be blessed!God gave Jeremiah a tough ministry road to follow. He is sometimes known as the “Weeping Prophet” because his prophecies often included death and destruction to God’s chosen people and the Promised Land. He also wrote another book in the Bible - named Lamentation...
by Audrey Rogers on October 10th, 2021
Sorry this is so late!Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 15--Verse 16Your words were found, and I ate them, and you words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart. It’s interesting that Jeremiah should liken reading the Bible to eating your food. If you think about it, there’s nothing more intimate than eating a meal. You are taking food and making it a part of who you are. You are chewing it, i...
by Audrey Rogers on October 9th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 17--Verse 9The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?Wow, talk about a countercultural proclamation! Oprah, arguably the most successful woman of all time, says this on her website:"...When faced with a decision or conflict, your mind may come up with numerous, different and quite logical reasons why you should act as it adv...
by Audrey Rogers on October 7th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 13--Verse 25This is your lot, the portion I have measured out to you, declares the Lord, because you have forgotten me and trusted in lies.The Israelites had chosen time and time again to ignore the teachings God had given them. They trusted in the false prophets who were saying what they wanted to hear. Even when God called them to repentance, they continued to diso...
by Audrey Rogers on October 6th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 11—Verse 7For I solemnly warned your fathers when I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, warning them persistently, even to this day, saying, Obey my voice.There is a theme repeated all throughout the Old Testament of the Israelites turning their backs on God, and God continually trying to bring them back to Him. He sends many prophets, does miracles for them, a...
by Audrey Rogers on October 5th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 9--Verse 2If only I had a traveler’s lodging placein the wilderness,I would abandon my peopleand depart from them,for they are all adulterers,a solemn assembly of treacherous people.Jeremiah had the futile task of urging his fellow Israelites to repent and turn towards God. With none listening, he wished he could just leave them all behind and go live alone in the wi...
by Audrey Rogers on October 4th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 7--Verse 20Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, my anger and my wrath will be poured out on this place, upon man and beast, upon the trees of the field and the fruit of the ground; it will burn and not be quenched.In John 18, after Peter defended Jesus with a sword, Jesus said, “Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given ...
by Audrey Rogers on October 2nd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 6—Verse 10bBehold, their ears are uncircumcised, they cannot listen.What does that mean? Circumcision is the ritual surgery they did on all male babies, to bring them into the covenant as a son of Israel. How can a person’s ears be circumcised? Let’s look at another use of this phrase, from Acts 7:51. Stephen is speaking to the Pharisees, before he was martyred: “You...
by Audrey Rogers on October 1st, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 4--Verse 3Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.If the Word of God is seed and your heart is soil, how should you prepare your fields? Well, this verse provides us a few pointers.Number one: Locate the places in your heart that have sat neglected. That’s what we call fallow ground. And, perhaps, it’s time to turn over some fresh soil.Secondly: You mig...
by Audrey Rogers on September 30th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Jeremiah 1--Verse 1But you, dress yourself for work; arise, and say to them everything that I command you. Do not be dismayed by them, lest I dismay you before them.As a young man, Jeremiah didn’t feel equipped to be the prophet God asked him to be. But God reassured Him that He was strengthening him for the task ahead. Jeremiah was obedient in proclaiming God’s word to Jerus...
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