Week 23 Friday

Fallen Jewels Today’s scripture selection: Lamentations Key verse: Lamentations 4:1      It seemed it was all over except for the tears.      As one commentator in the LIFE APPLICATION BIBLE puts it: “Jeremiah’s two books focus on one event – the destruction of Jerusalem.  The book of Jeremiah predicts it, and Lamentations looks back on… Continue reading Week 23 Friday

Week 22 Friday

A People In Bondage Today’s scripture selection: Jeremiah 47-52 Key verses: Jeremiah 52:27b        I don’t know anyone, thankfully, who knows what it is to be literally in bondage.  The idea of slavery and exile – Babylonians swooping down on other nations and swallowing them whole – it’s the stuff of movies.      But… Continue reading Week 22 Friday

Week 21 Friday

A Distant Place Today’s scripture selection: Jeremiah 42-46 Key verses: Jeremiah 46:27        There are some Christians who would just as soon do away with the “Old” Testament.  It’s filled with stories from a time and place that seem so distant; so unapproachable.  Stories of ancient Babylon and Egypt swooping down on Israel; entire… Continue reading Week 21 Friday

Week 20 Friday

Deaf Ears Today’s scripture selection: Jeremiah 37-41 Key verses: Jeremiah 37:1-2        If there was one thing the prophet Jeremiah deeply understood it was what it’s like to have your message fall on “deaf” ears.      The short passage at the beginning of chapter 37 of Jeremiah’s historical record says it all:      “Zedekiah… Continue reading Week 20 Friday

Week 19 Friday

Sounds of Joy and Gladness Today’s scripture selection: Jeremiah 32-36 Key verses: Jeremiah 33:10-11 One of my favorite things to do is work with the young children of the congregation I serve as pastor. Oh, from time to time, they get a little out of hand.  They get a little carried away; there is the… Continue reading Week 19 Friday

Week 18 Friday

I Know the Plans Today’s scripture selection: Jeremiah 27-31 Key verses: Jeremiah 29:11        The prophet Jeremiah had a tough job to do.  He had to prophecy to a people that didn’t want to listen and who preferred to listen to false prophets.  But through it all, the “weeping prophet” had a hopeful message. … Continue reading Week 18 Friday

Week 17 Friday

The Days Are Coming Today’s scripture selection: Jeremiah 22-26 Key verses: Jeremiah 23:5-6 “’The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land…..This is the name by which he will be called:… Continue reading Week 17 Friday

Week 16 Friday

On the Wheel Today’s scripture selection: Jeremiah 17-21 Key verse: Jeremiah 18:6b “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand…” I’ve always liked the image that is presented in Jeremiah’s story of how Israel was like the clay on God’s wheel – He being the master artisan. It speaks… Continue reading Week 16 Friday

Week 15 Friday

What You Want To Hear Today’s scripture selection: Jeremiah 12-16 Key verse: Jeremiah 14:14 It’s a common ailment: wanting someone to tell you what you want to hear. It’s human nature – the desire to have our opinions ratified; to be assured that we are “right” about what we believe about ourselves, others, and our… Continue reading Week 15 Friday