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Jeremiah

plans for the exiles

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11) This has to be one of the most popular coffee cup verses in all of scripture. You’ll find it not only on …

servant of the Lord

Now I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, my servant, and I have given …

feel the fire

For whenever I speak, I cry out, I shout, “Violence and destruction!” For the word of the Lord has become for me …

God and the nations

“If at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down and destroy …

eat the word

Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, …

put on Christ

For as the loincloth clings to the waist of a man, so I made the whole house of Israel and the whole …

boast in this

Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, …

truth & justice = God’s way

God isn’t looking for superman. He desires that ordinary people seek him with integrity, and take compassionate action toward each other.

Sadly, if we are honest with ourselves, we must admit that we might have as difficult a time finding a righteous man in our American churches today, as the people did finding a righteous man in Jerusalem in Jeremiah’s day.

pretense in worship

The bible has a special word to describe those who worship in pretense – hypocrite.

Hypocrites make a spectacle of prayer, fasting, tithing, and other aspects of worship. God hates hypocrisy, and so does everyone else.