"God's Word is Living & Active!" ~ Hebrews 4:12
Jeremiah 42:1-44:23 ~ 2 Timothy 2:1-21 ~ Psalm 92:1-93:5 ~ Proverbs 26:3-5
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Old Testament – The three Jeremiah chapters today are quite eventful! It is intriguing that the Israelites ask Jeremiah for a message from God – and that whatever they hear back they will do and obey. But then they don’t obey!
Jeremiah chapter 42 gives a good overview of the day’s readings, with these closing 2 verses in this chapter from Jeremiah: “And today I have told you exactly what he said, but you will not obey the LORD your God any better now than you have in the past. So you can be sure that you will die from war, famine, and disease in Egypt, where you insist on going.” Jeremiah delivered the message from God… but knew that the message would go unheeded.
Chapter 43 reminds me that when we are disobedient to God’s will that our disobedience can affect not only ourselves, but others around us too. Mind you, Egypt was not a “house of the holy” – but the Israelites disobedience is going to bring destruction to themselves and Egypt. They’re carrying their disobedience and curse on to others. Jeremiah 43’s verses 9 & 10 stood out: “”While the people of Judah are watching, bury large rocks between the pavement stones at the entrance of Pharaoh’s palace here in Tahpanhes. I will surely bring my servant Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, here to Egypt.” Interesting that God calls Nebuchadnezzar his “servant”.
Chapter 44 is a great reminder of why it’s a bad idea to pursue idols in our life instead of God! Verse 7 asks “Why are you destroying yourselves?” I love this verse.
New Testament – 2 Timothy 2, verse 9 has a great verse for us One Year Bible readers! 🙂 “But the word of God cannot be chained.” Amen! Well, I suppose in theory one individual Bible could be chained (as you sadly see below), but not all Bibles. God’s living and active Word overall cannot be chained!
2 Tim 2 is a great chapter today… just jam packed with wisdom. Verse 4 stands out: “And as Christ’s soldier, do not let yourself become tied up in the affairs of this life, for then you cannot satisfy the one who has enlisted you in his army.”
Verse 21 is a great closing verse today: “If you keep yourself pure, you will be a utensil God can use for his purpose. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.”
Psalms – Today in Psalm 92 verse 4 we read a joyful verse! “For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD; I sing for joy at the works of your hands.”
Proverbs – In Proverbs 26 today I think we have a catch-22! Someone correct me if I’m wrong here in verses 4 & 5 – “When arguing with fools, don’t answer their foolish arguments, or you will become as foolish as they are. When arguing with fools, be sure to answer their foolish arguments, or they will become wise in their own estimation.” So do we not answer their foolish arguments…. or do we? 🙂 I can see the wisdom in both verses in different circumstances…
Please join us in memorizing and meditating on a verse of Scripture today: “Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.” 2 Timothy 2:16 (NIV)
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