Sunday, November 18, 2018

Today's Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 11:12

Today's Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 11:12
"Then shall the cities of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem go, and cry unto the gods unto whom they offer incense: but they shall not save them at all in the time of their trouble."

As I pondered on this I thought of some ways I see people going after other gods. One thing I realized is that we don't always see how we have gotten off course. It's so easy to be deceived. In fact it's really easy to get involved in priestcraft, when packaged just right it becomes acceptable. The other way is to say this is my churchy self and this is my world self. When they don't fit as a whole it's the wrong course. Over time when the crisis comes we look to the other god, not knowing we have been seeking the wrong one. Then we wonder why God didn't save us or answer our prayers. The difference is there is no peace, even when the answer is no or just wait. How do I prevent this? I think the answer is spending more time reading and pondering the word of God, than man's interpretation of it. Especially if those individuals are profiting financially in any way.



Day 1331

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Today's Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 10:19

Today's Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 10:19
"Woe is me for my hurt! my wound is grievous: but I said, Truly this is a grief, and I must bear it."

I always marvel how when I read the scriptures there is something there for me that day. It's like my life experiences build up to what I will read. Though I think that seriously is why things are often repeated in the scriptures. This verse actually made me smile. For today my father has died, and our family reverently mourns his passing. Once again my experience fits what I read in the scriptures. The Lord always prepares the way. What tender mercies the scriptures are to me.

(Pauline & Philip Harris)

Day 1330


Friday, November 16, 2018

Today's Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 9:24

Today's Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 9:24
"But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgement, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord."

Pretty serious things are in this chapter of what will happen to people that turn from the Lord. This verse was the bright light in the midst of them. What I pondered on is that that taking glory does not mean to become prideful in righteousness. It is truly to glory in knowing who the Lord is, and understanding why things are the way they are around us. As the world darkens the Lord's people will see his marvelous guiding light and protection in their lives. They will feel and know His abiding love. 



Day 1329


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Today's Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 8:2

Today's Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 8:2
"And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth."

One thing I have seen this time reading the Old Testament is that when the people start to practice sorcery, witchcraft, worshiping the stars and the moon, trees and in groves, they are ripe for destruction. That is why I grow concerned the more I see people leave God and worship the earth and nature. They even begin to put the earth above the value of human life. The thing is I don't even think they realize they are worshiping it. They are just following a movement or cause, yet they do not speak of the God that created the earth, or worship him. To them He is not real, he is a fable that does not exist, and to be mocked. They see no evidence of Him, even though his very creations speak of Him. Truly they love God's creation more than Him.



Day 1328