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Jeremiah 44:24-47:7 ~ 2 Timothy 2:22-3:17 ~ Psalm 94:1-23 ~ Proverbs 26:6-8
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Old Testament – Jeremiah 44:28 stood out to me in today’s readings: “”Only a small number will escape death and return to Judah from Egypt.” This verse reminds me that God is continuing to preserve the line – the house of David. God will destroy most of the Israelites in Egypt for their unfaithfulness & idol worship, but he will preserve a remnant! We see this over and over in the Bible – even Noah & the flood comes to mind, pre-David of course. Verses 29 and 30 in this chapter continues: “And this is the proof I give you, says the LORD, that all I have threatened will happen to you and that I will punish you here: I will turn Pharaoh Hophra, king of Egypt, over to his enemies who want to kill him, just as I turned King Zedekiah of Judah over to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. I, the LORD, have spoken!”
Based on these verses, below is an image of Pharaoh-Hophra taken prisoner in the war with Amasis:
Jeremiah 45 is a short chapter. Baruch is the person who has basically written this book of Jeremiah. He was Jeremiah’s secretary and wrote down everything. However, apparently being secretary for a prophet is a high stress job too. Baruch is sounding a bit burdened in this chapter… To which God gives him words of comfort, along with a brief warning in verse 5 – “Are you seeking great things for yourself? Don’t do it!”
Jeremiah chapter 46 starts about 6 chapters of prophecies against various nations. Starting with Egypt in 46 and Philistine in 47 today. In chapter 46 verses 3 through 5 today we read: “”Buckle on your armor and advance into battle! Harness the horses, and prepare to mount them. Put on your helmets, sharpen your spears, and prepare your armor. But look! The Egyptian army flees in terror. The bravest of its fighting men run without a backward glance. They are terrorized at every turn, says the LORD.”
New Testament – Second Timothy chapter 2 verse 22 is so very true: “Run from anything that stimulates youthful lust. “ Notice that first word – Run. Flee. Go the other way. U-turn. Don’t hang around. Run.
Verse 22 continues on with some encouraging words – “Follow anything that makes you want to do right. Pursue faith and love and peace, and enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.” I like that – pursue faith. Pursue love. Pursue peace. And – “enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.” I do pray you have some relationships like this in your life? They can provide you such great rest and rejuvenation. A small group in your church may be a great way to find these types of relationships if you don’t have them currently. Let us pursue faith! Pursue love! Pursue peace! With pure hearts!
2 Timothy 3:1-5 are 5 powerful verses that deserve to be meditated upon by each of us: “You should also know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control; they will be cruel and have no interest in what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act as if they are religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. You must stay away from people like that.”
Okay, and then verses 16 and 17 just make One Year Bible bloggers like myself smile…. 🙂 “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. It is God’s way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do.”
Psalms – Psalm 94 verse 14 is fantastic today – “The LORD will not reject his people; he will not abandon his own special possession.” I love this thought – that God will not reject us. He will not abandon us. We are his own special possession.
Proverbs – Proverbs 26 verse 7 is powerful for us to consider: “In the mouth of a fool, a proverb becomes as limp as a paralyzed leg.” This makes me realize that sometimes the messenger can be as important as the message…
Please join us in memorizing and meditating on two verses of Scripture today: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that all God’s people may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 TNIV
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