Jer 37 HEED GOD
Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
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Neither he (Zedekiah) nor his attendants nor the people of the land paid any attention to the words the Lord had spoken through Jeremiah the prophet: Judah did not heed God’s warnings and therefore they were destroyed.
Application: today people refuse to consider God’s warnings, living life without the fear of God. They will be shocked on judgment day to find out the reality of God. I want to be obedient to You and your Word and use my gifts and energy to warn Your creation of the coming judgment and the wonderful escape that You have provided through the Gospel. Thank you, Jesus for your willingness to save us sinners.
Jer 36 JUDGMENT
Monday, March 1, 2021.
I will punish him (Jehoiakim) and his children and his attendants for their wickedness; I will bring on them and those living in Jerusalem and the people of Judah every disaster I pronounced against them, because they have not listened: God had given Jehoiakim one last chance to repent but when He heard God’s words he had the scroll burned in the fire Jer 36:23.
Application: I want to be obedient to all of God’s commands and advice for me. Help me Holy Spirit to have ears to hear God’s voice.
Jer 35 HOLY LIVING
Sunday, February 28, 2021.
“Therefore this is what the Lord God Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘Listen! I am going to bring on Judah and on everyone living in Jerusalem every disaster I pronounced against them. I spoke to them, but they did not listen; I called to them, but they did not answer: the Rekabite family were a nomadic group that were faithful the their forefathers rules. God tested them with wine in which they refused remaining steadfast to their traditions Jer 35:5,6. God used their behaviour to show His people that foreigners were more obedient than His own people.
Application: it is an embarrassment to the body of Christ to be less obedient to God than the world is to their beliefs. We need to be lights for a dark world, holy not blending into the world’s lifestyles Mt 5:14,15,16.
Jer 34 RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL PREVAIL
Saturday, February 27, 2021.
Therefore this is what the Lord says: You have not obeyed me; you have not proclaimed freedom to your own people: the people agreed to set the Hebrew slaves free Jer 34:10 but afterwards charged their minds and enslaved them again Jer 34:11.
So I now proclaim ‘freedom’ for you, declares the Lord—‘freedom’ to fall by the sword, plague and famine. I will make you abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth: the result was that the Lord was going to kill the slave captors because they refused to obey His commandments.
Application: today the cabal wants to enslave mankind but God did not create His people to be enslaved. Jesus will soon come back and deliver the world from evil and rule righteously Isa 32:1.
Jer 33 THE COMING MESSIAH
Friday, February 26, 2021.
In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land: God prophesied that the Messiah would be sent to Israel from the line of David. He would rule righteously for all that lived in the land.
Application: the Messiah has come and has paid our debt and will come again to rule as that Righteous Branch in the millennium. We are close to Jesus coming back and should be living for the kingdom and not be asleep Mt 25:11,12,13.
Jer 32 SATANIC WORSHIP
Thursday, February 25, 2021.
They built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molek, though I never commanded—nor did it enter my mind—that they should do such a detestable thing and so make Judah sin: God’s people turned to worship false gods and even sacrificed their children believing the gods would bless them with good harvests. God punished Judah for their rebellion but because of His mercy promised to one day deliver and love them Jer 32:37.
Application: today this kind of evil is still going on around the world with children being sacrificed to Baal and Molek. It’s found in Hollywood, government and in the elite banking families of the world. God will not allow unrighteousness to go on forever. He promises that His Son will come back again and rule in righteousness. Come Lord Jesus, come.
Jer 31 GOD’S LOVE
Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
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The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness: God has always loved His people, however his people have rebelled against this love and experienced judgment as a consequence. God, now reveals that He will have mercy upon His people and bring back to their land and bless them.
Application: God is the same yesterday, today and forever Heb 13:8. His desire is to lavish His love upon us but we have to receive it and walk in His ways to demonstrate the sincerity of our decision.
Jer 30 GOD HEALS OUR WOUNDS
Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord: God loved His people, even though He punished them for their disobedience. He would later show them mercy and heal the nation.
because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares: even though no other nation cared for their present plight, God would be their Deliverer.
Application: we all like sheep have gone astray Isa 53:6 but Jesus has took our punishment and has offered us His forgiveness 1 Pe 2:24.
Jer 29 SEEK GOD
Monday, February 22, 2021.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart: this was true in Jeremiah’s day and it’s still true today. God desires to have an intimate relationship with each of us Rev 3:20.
Application: If we draw near to God, He will draw near to us Jas 4:8. He speaks to us through His Word so it’s important to read daily. We speak to God through prayer which should be continually 1 Th 5:17.
Jer 28 LYING PROPHET
Sunday, February 21, 2021.
Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, “Listen, Hananiah! The Lord has not sent you, yet you have persuaded this nation to trust in lies: Hananiah tried to convince Judah that God would deliver them from the hands of Nebuchadnezzar by rebuking Jeremiah Jer 28:10,11. However, the Lord told Jeremiah to tell Hananiah that he was a liar and God would kill him Jer 28:16.
Application: the Old Testament punishment for lying prophets was death Dt 13:5. Today, many individuals give themselves the title Prophet and prophesy hoping to win a following and receive recognition from the body of Christ. The only problem is that their prophecies do not come true. Prophets should be careful that they are hearing from God rather than Satan.
Jer 27 ALL POWERFUL GOD
Saturday, February 20, 2021.
With my great power and outstretched arm I made the earth and its people and the animals that are on it, and I give it to anyone I please: God is the owner of His creation and He sets the rules and if a nation doesn’t obey, He will take away their power and give it to another. Jeremiah was told to tell the people that Babylon would rule over them Jer 27:6.
Application: Today, we are in a struggle against the Cabal who wants to control every aspect of our lives. We need to cry out to our all-powerful God and ask for mercy and deliverance.
Jer 26 TRUE PROPHET OF GOD
Friday, February 19, 2021.
“This is what the Lord says: Stand in the courtyard of the Lord’s house and speak to all the people of the towns of Judah who come to worship in the house of the Lord. Tell them everything I command you; do not omit a word: God commanded Jeremiah to speak the exact words that He gave him to make sure the people understood what He was demanding of them. He warned them that judgment would follow if they continued to resist His request Jer 26:5,6.
Application: As ambassadors of God 2 Co 5:20 we must share the truth with the lost and not water down the gospel or add or subtract from the commands of God Rev 22:18,19.
Jer 25 GOD’S JUSTICE
Thursday, February 18, 2021.
The shepherds will have nowhere to flee, the leaders of the flock no place to escape: God had given the leaders of Judah many opportunities to repent but they wilfully ignored Jeremiah’s appeals. So, judgment is God’s only resource.
Application: Today is no different for the corrupt leaders who refuse to heed God’s warnings Mic 6:8. He will uphold His righteousness by administrating justice to all who have rebelled against Him Ecc 3:17.
Jer 24 GOOD AND BAD FRUIT
Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
Then the Lord asked me, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” “Figs,” I answered. “The good ones are very good, but the bad ones are so bad they cannot be eaten:” God compares His people Judah to figs. He shows Jeremiah two baskets of figs, one that has ripened early which are tasty and the another which are inedible, bad fruit. The good basket will be exiled to Babylonia where God will watch over them and eventually return them to Judah Jer 24:6. However, the bad figs will be destroyed Jer 24:10.
Application: God, one day will separate the lost from the saved Mt 25:32 and the righteous will live with God forever Rev 21:3 while the unrighteous will be destroyed Rev 20:15.
Jer 23 FALSE PROPHETS
Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
“Is not my word like fire,” declares the Lord: fire consumes whatever is in its way. Similarly, God’s Word which man wilfully disobeys will be destroyed.
“and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces? Just like the damage a hammer can do to a rock, God will annihilate false prophets.
Application: phony prophets that prophecy false hope to God’s people Jer 23:16 through dreams Jer 23:25,26 should be aware of God’s anger Jer 23:19,20. Repent and seek to please the Lord.
Jer 22 TO KNOW GOD
Monday, February 15, 2021.
He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well: Judah’s forefathers reached out to the poor and met their needs so God blessed them.
Is that not what it means to know me?” declares the Lord: the Lord tells Judah that caring for others is a sign that you know God. Selfish living is a sign that you have no regard for God.
Application: if we want to please God and have intimacy with Him, then we must put into practice His commandments. The greatest one is to love God and our neighbour as we love ourselves Mt 22:37,39.
Jer 21 HOLINESS AND JUSTICE
Sunday, February 14, 2021
This is what the Lord says to you, house of David: “‘Administer justice every morning: God is holy, therefore He expects us to be holy 1 Pe 1:16 which justice is a natural by product.
rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed, or my wrath will break out and burn like fire because of the evil you have done—burn with no one to quench it: God explains some practical implications of holiness—help those who are experiencing injustice. Reflect God’s character or judgment will follow.
Application: there is much wickedness in our world today with very little honesty and justice. If God rebuked Judah for their lack of holiness, He will administer judgment to our society today if we do not repent.
Jer 20 OUR RESCUER
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Sing to the Lord! Give praise to the Lord: everything we have and are is due to the Lord and our response should be praise for His love for us.
He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked: we can cast our cares on God because He does care for us 1 Pe 5:7. Unfortunately, Satan deceives many to rebel against God’s goodness which makes this life challenging. The Good News is those that trust in God will experience life as God intended it in the New Jerusalem Rev 21:2,3,4.
Application: God has a plan for each of us to further His kingdom by sharing the Good News 2 Co 5:20 and living a life that would make others attracted to God Mt 5:16.
Jer 19 JUDGMENT COMING
Friday, February 12, 2021.
and say to them, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty says: I will smash this nation and this city just as this potter’s jar is smashed and cannot be repaired. They will bury the dead in Topheth until there is no more room: God is patient and merciful but He is also holy and just and therefore when a nation’s time to repent has expired, then judgment will be coming.
Application: let us examine our own lives to see if there is a need to repent of our sinful actions for we can expect the same justice as the Jewish people received. Thankfully, God is a God of mercy and Jesus has already provided forgiveness, so let us be vigilant and honor our Saviour by living righteously and when we lapse into sin to repent and return to a holy lifestyle.
Jer 18 POTTER AND THE CLAY
Thursday, February 11, 2021.
He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord: God uses the comparison that a potter has the right to make his creation whatever he desires. In the same way, God has created us and can use us for His pleasure Rev 4:11KJV.
“Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel: God can mould us into whatever role He desires us to fulfill for He is our Creator. The creation has no right to demand the Creator to obey its will.
Application: rather than demand God to obey our will, we should have a grateful heart for His sovereignty and willingly accept to do His will. We exist only because God has given us life. Thank You, Father.
Jer 17 OUR DECEITFUL HEARTS
Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? The Bible says that we all have gone astray Isa 53:6; that there is none righteous Ro 3:10; and all have sinned Ro 3:23. Without a change of heart we are doomed to destruction. Our hearts are beyond cure––only Jesus can change our deceitful hearts.
Application: We have to see our wretchedness before God can change our wickedness. When we submit to His reign in our lives, the Holy Spirit’s power changes us supernaturally. He will take away our heart of stone and replace it with a tender heart that desires to love others Eze 36:26,27.
Jer 16 WITHDRAWAL OF GOD’S PITY
Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
“They will die of deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried but will be like dung lying on the ground. They will perish by sword and famine, and their dead bodies will become food for the birds and the wild animals:” God had withdrawn His blessing, love and pity from Israel Jer 16:6 because of their refusal to repent Jer 16:12. Despite His severe words He prophecies that He will one day restore them to their land Jer 16:15.
Application: Our God is a holy God which requires Him to be just however, He is equally a loving God who is full of mercy and grace. He gives us the opportunity to repent and serve Him and experience His goodness but if we refuse He will give us justice. Today, choose whom you will serve Jos 24:15.
Jer 15 MY HEART’S DELIGHT
Monday, February 8, 2021.
When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight: Jeremiah found that God’s Word brought him so much joy and delight that he compared it to eating the best of foods.
for I bear your name, Lord God Almighty: Jeremiah wanted to hear from God so that he could accurately share His Word with the Israelite nation.
Application: every Christian wants to hear God’s Word accurately to share and encourage the body of Christ. God’s Word is sweet to the taste, better than honey Ps 119:103.
Jer 14 HOPE
Sunday, February 7, 2021.
Do any of the worthless idols of the nations bring rain? Do the skies themselves send down showers? No, it is you, Lord our God: Israel repeated her unfaithfulness time after time by turning to idols for her hope of deliverance from famines and rainless seasons. God through Jeremiah his prophet warned the people that there is only one Savior Isa 43:11.
Therefore our hope is in you, for you are the one who does all this: Jeremiah affirms this truth hoping that his people would repent and call on the mercy of God to deliver them.
Application: God is usually the last One that we turn to for deliverance. We trust in our wisdom, money, the government and when all has failed us, then we turn to God. No wonder God allows us to go through trials, we deserve them. Let us change our reliance on self and false gods and place our trust in the Lord.
Jer 13 EVIL NATURE
Saturday, February 6, 2021.
Can an Ethiopian change his skin or a leopard its spots?: God stated a rhetorical question, which is not a question but a true “no” statement to use as a comparison.
Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil: His point is that a leopard cannot change his spots and neither can an evil person do good for evil is his true nature.
Application: Fortunately for mankind, there is a way to change evil behavior into wholesome living. By submitting to Christ, you will receive the Holy Spirit who is the power that will change evil behavior into a righteous lifestyle.
Jer 12 EMPTY WORDS
Friday, February 5, 2021.
They will sow wheat but reap thorns: God was always on the Jews lips but He knew that their hearts were far from Him Jer 12:2. Because of their wickedness He would not bless the work of their hands. They would plant but only reap thorns.
they will wear themselves out but gain nothing: the Jews would be diligent in their farming efforts but no matter how much they worked God would make certain that they gained nothing.
They will bear the shame of their harvest because of the Lord’s fierce anger: this would be the Lord’s judgment for their false worship.
Application: do we have the Lord on our lips constantly, yet have little or no relationship with Him. He doesn’t want empty words of praise but a heart of true worship.
Jer 11 FOOLISH PREMISE
Thursday, February 4, 2021.
I had been like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter: Jeremiah had to deliver the message that Judah would be judged if they didn’t obey the Covenant. He was the bearer of bad news and Judah’s response was to eliminate the messenger and the message would go away. Unfortunately for them, that wasn’t going to happen.
I did not realize that they had plotted against me, saying, “Let us destroy the tree and its fruit; let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name be remembered no more: the problem was their disobedience, not the messenger. Later in history, they did the same to Jesus, not wanting to submit to the true Ruler of the Universe.
Application: we can fool ourselves and believe that evolution is true so that we do not have to submit to God’s commandments. However, we are not addressing the real problem which is our rebellious natures and the consequences for disobedience. If you have been fooling yourself believing that your lie will prevent judgment to take place, please wake up to reality. A day is soon coming when everyone will be judged for their actions Ro 2:6.
Jer 10 GOD OF CREATION
Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
But God made the earth by his power: The triune God was involved in the creation of our universe. The Holy Spirit was hovering over the waters Gen 1:2. He is the power of God Ac 1:8. He gives the creation the breath of life Job 33:4.
he founded the world by his wisdom: Jesus is known as the Wisdom of God 1 Co 1:24,30, who possessed wisdom when He created the world Pr 8:22 NASB; Col 1:16,17.
and stretched out the heavens by his understanding: the Father is the architect that drew up the plans of creation by His understanding 1Co 8:6 (from whom all things came whereas Jesus is the Creator, through whom all things came).
Jer 9 BOASTING IN THE LORD
Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
but let the one who boasts boast about this: Paul stated that if he was to boast it would be about his weaknesses 2 Co 11:30. The reason was that when he recognized that he was weak, he then could rely on Christ’s power to accomplish the goal 2 Co 12:9.
that they have the understanding to know me: coming to know God invites the Holy Spirit into our lives which supplies the power we need to be victorious Ac 1:8.
that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord: for those individuals who trust in Christ, the Lord will conform them into His image Ro 8:29 teaching them kindness and justice.
Application: When we acknowledge God and allow Him to take control of our lives we will experience the most fulfilling relationship in the universe. To have God delight in us is the goal of every heart!
Jer 8 THE WRONG WAY
Monday, February 1, 2021.
I have listened attentively, but they do not say what is right. None of them repent of their wickedness, saying, “What have I done?”: God had given Judah time to repent but they denied their guilt.
Each pursues their own course like a horse charging into battle: They became rebellious and pursued their own course with no regard for God’s warnings. The result unfortunately would be judgment Jer 8:17.
Application: Today, is a good time to wake up and see what is happening in our world. The wicked rich want to control the world and have no regard for the people. We like sheep obey these evil Satanists while we turn our backs on God, who loves us. Judgment is around the corner and prayer and repentance are our only weapons left to avoid disaster.
Jer 7 EVIL
Sunday, January 31, 2021.
Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal and follow other gods you have not known?: The Jews were pursuing evil and God had Jeremiah warn them that this would lead to judgment. He reminded them of what He had done to Israel Jer 7:12. This would become their fate if they did not repent Jer 7:15.
Application: Do we pretend to be serving the Lord but are pursuing selfish goals? God knows our motives and He can not be fooled. Jesus exhorted us to store up riches in heaven which can never be taken away from us Mt 6:20.
Jer 6 THE GOOD WAY
Saturday, January 30, 2021.
This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it: God’s people had closed their ears to God’s commands and were doing whatever their selfish souls desired. God would give them one more opportunity to do what was right and if they refused judgment would follow.
and you will find rest for your souls: if His people obeyed His commands they would enjoy peace and prosperity.
But you said, ‘We will not walk in it’: however, they were not interested in serving God, only serving themselves.
we were created for God’s pleasure Col 1:16 and not for our selfish interests.We will never have peace or prosperity if we continue to live for self. It is only when we die to self and turn our lives over to God Gal 2:20 that we will experience life to the full Jn 10:10.
Jer 5 JUDGMENT
Friday, January 29, 2021.
The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way: God is longsuffering but when His people refuse to change He has no alternative except judgment.
But what will you do in the end?: In the end they will be destroyed and it will be too late for them to repent.
Application: In today’s world the wicked call good, evil and wrong, right. They take advantage of the weak and poor and only think of how things will benefit themselves. What will God do in the end? He will give justice to all! Rev 20:12,13.
Jer 4 JUDGMENT
Thursday, January 28, 2021.
A lion has come out of his lair; a destroyer of nations has set out. He has left his place to lay waste your land. Your towns will lie in ruins without inhabitant: Israel and Judah had turned from the Lord and His way to get them to come to their senses was judgment. He warned them to repent and if they ignored His message, He would then send destruction through a foreign nation.
Application: whenever we go astray, the Lord needs to get our attention and nothing is more effective than judgment. It brings us to our senses like the prodigal son Lk 15:17,18. God lays down the principle that we reap whatever we sow Gal 6:7,8. Thank you, Father that You care enough to discipline us Heb 12:5,6.
Jer 3 UNFAITHFULNESS
Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
Because Israel’s immorality mattered so little to her, she defiled the land and committed adultery with stone and wood: Israel turned from God and worshipped their created gods of wood and stone. They weren’t interested in pleasing the true God. They wanted to be free to live a selfish sinful lifestyle without their nagging consciences convicting them of the truth.
Application: The Bible states that we cannot serve two masters Mt 6:24. We all have the choice to live for ourselves or for God. Baptism symbolizes the choice to die to self and live for God Ro 6:4; Gal 2:20. Many people choose to believe in Evolution to justify their selfish sinful lifestyle. If Evolution was true, then God and His laws would be meaningless. Unfortunately for these people, Evolution is false and on judgment day God will give these individuals what they have chosen—eternal separation from God Mt 25:30.
The Good News is our Lord is a forgiving God and anyone who repents of their sins will be forgiven Heb 10:17 and accepted as God’s own Jn 1:12.
Jer 2 WORTHLESS IDOLS
Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
This is what the Lord says: “What fault did your ancestors find in me, that they strayed so far from me?: they strayed from God because of their rebellious spirit.
They followed worthless idols and became worthless themselves: they wanted to control their own destiny and turned to worthless idols. Unfortunately, God has made us for His pleasure Col 1:16 and fulfillment will never be found in our selfishness. God is patient not wanted anyone to perish and like the father of the prodigal son waits daily for the son to return. God is our Creator and every good gift has come from Him Jas 1:17.
Jer 1 GOD’S SERVANT
Monday, January 25, 2021.
But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you: Jeremiah made the excuse that he was too young and could not do what the Lord was asking him to do. The Lord rebuked Jeremiah and told him that he must be obedient to all of the Lord’s commands. Our application to this truth should be to fulfill whatever the Lord is telling us to do. Drop the excuses and remember that we can do all things through Christ Php 4:13 and when we think we are weak, we are strong for it is Christ’s power that works in us 2 Co 12:10.