Trustworthy God

Photo by Tara Winstead Chapter 40 in Jeremiah begins with the aftermath of the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians led by King Nebuchadnezzar. Jeremiah found himself bound in chains among the captives from Jerusalem and Judah who were being carried into exile to Babylon (verse 1). The start of this chapter begins with “The... Continue Reading →

Where our Hope is Found

Photo credit: Clement Eastwood Reading through Jeremiah can often draw most of our focus to the inevitable judgement that God is to bring on Israel because of their sinful ways. But interspersed within the words from God to Jeremiah, we also get to see aspects of God and His heart for His people. The most... Continue Reading →

In the Depths of Discouragement

The prophet Jeremiah had been speaking the word of God to the people, confronting them about their sin, warning them about God’s judgement that would come upon them unless they repent and turn from their ways. The people did not listen and also mocked, scorned and persecuted Jeremiah. When we come to Jeremiah chapter 15,... Continue Reading →

Commit your cause to God

In Jeremiah 20 (which can be read in its entirety here), we see opposition to prophet Jeremiah beginning to harden, the start of the chapter gives us a glimpse into his persecution at the hands of those who did not want to heed God’s word.  Pashhur, the chief officer in the temple, heard Jeremiah prophesying and had him... Continue Reading →

Little or Great Faith

Mathew 17:14-20 “When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.”  “You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus... Continue Reading →

When Uncertainty Prevails

Mathew 11:3 “Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?” This question was asked by John the Baptist. He was in prison at the time because he confronted Herod Antipas about his sinful relationship with his brother’s wife and was imprisoned as a result (Mathew 14). Jesus had been... Continue Reading →

Practices and Prejudice

Mathew 9:14 “Then John’s disciples came and asked him (Jesus), how is it that we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” This question was posed by John’s disciples. John the Baptist spent his days proclaiming the coming of the Messiah. In John 1: 29 we read “The next day John saw... Continue Reading →

Only God be our King

Photo Courtesy-Pexels In 1 Samuel 8 we read about the Israelites demanding Samuel for a king. Samuel served the Lord for quite a few years and was getting old. He appoints his sons as judges for Israel. Samuel was a godly man, but judges were appointed not by men but by God and the role... Continue Reading →

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