A Heart of Obedience

Photo by David Frampton In Jeremiah 35, we read about a group of people called the Rekabites, whom God uses as an example of obedience and a rebuke to the people of Judah. Who are the Rekabites? They were a nomadic group of people related to the Kenites (1 Ch 2:55), some of whom lived... 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 →

Bound to God

In Jeremiah 13:1-11 we see God use the imagery of a linen belt and show Jeremiah that as the people continue to rebel against Him with no sign of repentance, He will ruin the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem. This passage can be read in its entirety here. Notice that God’s... Continue Reading →

What kind of Worship?

In Jeremiah 7 we read one of the temple messages that God gives through His prophet Jeremiah, to His people. God’s message is to reform their ways, in verse 3 God says “Reform your ways and your actions and I will let you live in this place.” What were the people doing that they had... Continue Reading →

I Have Called You Friends

Jesus is our king, our Lord and Saviour and also our friend. We don’t have to choose between Him being our Lord or our friend. He is both to us. We worship Him, revere Him and at the same time we confide in Him like we would a friend.    I was reading the parable... Continue Reading →

I will Praise You, Lord

At times when we feel a disconnect from God, we can feel lost, our anchor adrift and the silence that comes when we are not communing with God as we should can be soul crushing. In those moments, clarity of who truly is the solid rock on which we stand comes into focus. Psalms are... 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 →

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 →

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