Run with Perseverance and Race with Endurance

Jeremiah 12: 5 “If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses?  If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan? It was through Jeremiah that God sends words of warning to the Israelites, to change their ways and right themselves with God. And if they did not heed those cautionary words, they would face God’s punishment. In Jeremiah 2 we read about Israel forsaking God and in verse 13 we read “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, … Continue reading Run with Perseverance and Race with Endurance

Is God your Glory?

Jeremiah 2:11 “Has a nation ever changed its gods? (yet they are not gods at all). But my people have exchanged their Glory for worthless idols.” We see God described as the ‘Glory of His people’ here. It intrigued me. In 1 Samuel 15:29 we again see God described as the Glory of Israel “He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change His mind.” In Luke 2:32 we read “The Lord is a light of revelation to the gentiles and the glory of your people Israel.” Who are the people of God? In Genesis 12:2, God … Continue reading Is God your Glory?

SALT

Yesterday at my women’s bible study that I have the privilege of leading, we were discussing the very familiar scripture passage Mathew 5:13-16 where Jesus calls us the salt and light of the world. We talked about the two and how we as believers are to influence the world around us. When Jesus calls us the salt of the earth, he also warns us that if the salt loses its saltiness, it is fit only to be trampled upon. How can salt lose its saltiness? Salt does not lose its chemical properties as such. But when you put a teaspoon … Continue reading SALT