A few weeks ago I started an online Bible study about Believing God. I am loving this study, as it challenges my faith and often digs deep in the Word! There are "assignments" six days a week, so most of my morning quiet times are spent working on this study. I wanted, though, to be sure that I was also spending time studying the Word myself - allowing God to speak to me from the text without relying completely on another person's knowledge and insights.
I decided yesterday to read Jeremiah. My default is always to go to the New Testament, because it's easier to read and more familiar. I have been feeling the Holy Spirit challenging me lately though, with the reminder that "all Scripture" is God breathed and profitable.
This morning I read chapter 2 and was blown away by the richness of God's words. (How silly! As if anything could be richer than the words of God Himself!)
verse 13 “For My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters,
And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water...
“For of old I have broken your yoke and burst your bonds;
And you said, ‘I will not transgress,’
When on every high hill and under every green tree
You lay down, playing the harlot.
“O generation, see the word of the Lord!
Have I been a wilderness to Israel,
Or a land of darkness?
Why do My people say, ‘We are lords;
We will come no more to You’?
32 Can a virgin forget her ornaments,
Or a bride her attire?
Yet My people have forgotten Me days without number.
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“This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
(Jeremiah 33:2-3 NIV)
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Five Children and It
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Middle School: The Inside Story
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All Things Gardening, Soil, & Chickens
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