July 29, 2011

Jeremiah 1-8

1:8 "Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you,
         declares the LORD."

1:19 "They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, declares the LORD, to deliver you."

2:27-28 *This verse speaks of how the Israelites only came to the Lord in time of trouble. This is very convicting in my own life because I am the prime example of someone who has a tendency to forget God when things are great and seek God when time are tough.

3:10 "Yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah did not return to me with her whole heart, but in pretense, declares the LORD."

Pretense: an attempt to make something that is false appear true. False display of feelings.

*We all need to have a heart check each and every time we come to Christ. We cannot fool our savior with a half-hearted approach. 

3:22 "Return, O faithless sons; I will heal your faithlessness."

* All we have to do is COME. We do not need to have everything figured out or have our lives together before we come. God alone is the only one who can truly heal our souls... just go to Him.

7:23 "Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people. And walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you."

8:11 *It seems that all throughout Jeremiah the people of Israel are convincing themselves that everything to okay. They seem to constantly lie saying there is peace, when in reality God keeps saying there is NO peace. I know that a lot of times in my life I constantly lie to myself to hide guilt, shame, or fears. However, once again, we cannot fool our Lord. 

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