When Your words came, I ate them;
they were my joy and my heart’s delight,
for I bear Your Name,
LORD God Almighty.
When Your Words came I ate them. I digested them. I assimilated them. I made them part of my life. They were my joy and hearts delight; for I bear Your Name.
Let this be our prayer to the Lord Most High.
6 No one is like You, LORD;
You are great,
and Your name is mighty in power.
10 But the LORD is the true God;
He is the living God, the eternal King.
When He is angry, the earth trembles;
the nations cannot endure His wrath.
12 But God made the earth by His power;
He founded the world by His wisdom
and stretched out the heavens by His understanding.
13 When He thunders, the waters in the heavens roar;
He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth.
He sends lightning with the rain
and brings out the wind from His storehouses.
There is only one true God – The God of Israel – YHWH
Do not learn the customs of idolaters for they are worthless. Don’t be terrified of the signs in the sky; trust in the One true God. Idols are man-made pieces of wood, metals, or stones, etc. that cannot speak, move, or think. Why would anyone pray to a non-living thing that was made by a man when God Almighty is real, alive, and active – Creator of heavens and earth – the universe and everything in it.
Boast about this:
23 This is what the LORD says:
“Let not the wise boast of their wisdom
or the strong boast of their strength
or the rich boast of their riches,
24 but let the one who boasts boast about this:
that they have the understanding to know Me,
that I Am the LORD, who exercises kindness,
justice and righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight,”
declares the LORD.
Jeremiah is declaring another warning to his people. Our situations are different, however the concept is the same – REPENT! Turn from your sinful ways. Disaster is coming.
Father, let us not be like Your people who paid no attention to the warning that were sent by You. Let us be a people who hear Your Word, Your warnings and heed them no matter what. Give us strength and courage to do what is right before You. Be blessed, honored, and exalted in our lives. In Jesus Name.
God makes His way known again and again, but are we listening?
Let us not be like the people in this passage who constantly ignored the Word of the Lord time and time again. Let us be people that obey and walk in the ways of the Lord, then it will go well with us. God gives us a choice and what we get is a result of the choices we make.
Father, help us to make good choices and wise decisions for the good of Your Kingdom. Help us to obey Your Word and walk in Your ways. In Jesus Name.
The requirements: Word of the Lord:
Change your ways and actions; reform.
*deal with each other justly
*do not oppress others
*do not shed blood – murder of any kind. All life is precious including aborted babies.
*do not follow gods or honor them
*do not steal
*do not commit adultery
*do not commit perjury
Father, show us where we need to change our ways and actions so that what we do will be pleasing in Your sight. In Jesus Name.