The Fruit of the Spirit

Photo by Any Lane and Jeanie Shepard Ministries In Galatians 5:16 Paul writes to ‘Live by the Spirit’. The Spirit dwells in us when we are in Christ (John 14:17). To live by the spirit is to turn from one’s own sinful nature, shedding our own desires, dying to self and following Christ. To live... Continue Reading →

The Narrow Path with Christ

Photo by Maria Orlova Jeremiah lived in days that echo our times today in many ways. Wickedness, corruption, false teaching, disrespect for God, disregard for His word and His ways, pursuit of self and satisfaction outside of God. The last few chapters of Jeremiah (46-52), consist of a series of prophecies against nations, it begins... Continue Reading →

Misplaced Trust

Photo by Errin Casano Have you ever attributed praise or accomplishment to something or someone and believed it with a firmness and conviction that even when faced with opposing evidence of the same, we can at times falter in seeing the truth or believing it? In Jeremiah 44, we see the remnant of Judah who... Continue Reading →

Willing to do God’s will

Photo by Pixabay Following on in Jeremiah 42, as the story continues after the fall of Jerusalem, those who were still in Jerusalem (called as the remnant), sought out Jeremiah. They sought Jeremiah, not the other way around, the very same prophet of God whose words of warning they ignored – why did they do... Continue Reading →

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 →

Continual Communion with God

Photo by Luis Quintero ‘Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah’ - we read this sentence time and time again throughout the book of Jeremiah. He was a prophet chosen by God to be one and so we are not taken by surprise when we come across those words. But Jeremiah was after... Continue Reading →

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 →

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