Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sunday, September 4th - Jeremiah 31-33 - Kelora

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Jeremiah 31-33

In Jeremiah 31 God shows His kindness.  I particularly liked the second half of verse 10 where it says "He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over his flock like a shepherd."  How reassuring to know that God is such a loving God and carefully watches over us. 

I found Jeremiah 31:29-30 interesting.  The people blamed others for their sins and God recognizes this and says:  "Instead, everyone will die for his own sin; whoever eats sour grapes - his own teeth will be set on edge."  How easy it is to blame others for our mistakes but in the end we are accountable for our own mistakes. 

In Jeremiah 32, God told the prophet Jeremiah told buy a field even though it was currently occupied by soldiers.  Jeremiah showed his faith and trust in God by doing this and what this again shows me that even though we don't always understand God's purpose we should obey and continually trust and pray to God.  I loved the part of verse 17 in this chapter where Jeremiah prays to God and says "Nothing is too hard for you."  How wonderful to know that no matter the circumstances God is always in control. 

Finally Jeremiah 33:3 is another verse that stood out for me.  "Call on me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."  God is able to take care of us without us asking but He wants us to call on Him and by doing so this shows God that we recognize that we cannot do it ourselves but need God to help us.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  Ezekiel 26-28


Nathan Reimer said...

It seems like we keep reading about-how because of the Israelites'sins they will finally be punished hard, which is about to happen, but after seeking forgiveness some of them will return to God and enjoy His goodness. A good reminder that we too need to ask for forgiveness from Him if we want to enjoy His goodness in Heaven.

Conrad said...

Jeremiah 33:3 also stood out to me. God does want us to call out to Him and He does want to tell us what we ask. We just need to call on Him.

Tammy Reimer said...

Jeremiah 33:3 also stood out to me - we always need to maintain that humble dependence on God.