July 30, 2011

Jeremiah 9 - 16

9:24 "But let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD."

11:4b "Listen to my voice, and do all that I command you. So shall you be my people, and I will be your God."

*What a beautiful promise.

12:1-17 *In chapter 12, Jeremiah is asking why good things happen to evil people. The Lord answers and tells Jeremiah that the evil people will in time receive their punishment. I think it is important to remember that Christ will punish his people when and how he chooses. 

*Another thought I had regarding this chapter is that so may times we envy the prosper times of other people. However, I know that with out all the trials I have gone through I would NOT have learned more about Christ and my faith would NOT have grown. So why envy the evil person? Maybe Christ is not even wasting his time trying to teach them his righteous way. The Lord is not teaching them anything. I need to learn to rejoice in my trials because it means God is taking his time to refine my faith or punish me for my sins because, as a parent punishes a child out of love, so Christ gives me trials to in the end have a healthier, stronger, and more beautiful community with himself.

15:20b "They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail over you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you, declares the LORD."


  1. Good thoughts. There's also the possibility that God is teaching "evil people" a lot, even by loaning them prosperity - it will at some point end and He will be able to say that He cared for them even when they didn't care for Him. Hopefully this is while they are still able to change their ways.

  2. Jen: so true! I know there is nothing that blows me away more then idea that even when I sin God STILL loves and cares for me!

  3. I have been in Jeremiah for awhile now...so much there about who God is and how much we are NOT god. :)