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Year: 2022

  • Day 257 – Choose to Love

    Day 257 – Choose to Love

    Thoughts and Reflections Today we read that Zedekiah runs away when he has a chance regardless of all the posturing he has done. If he would have listened to Jeremiah, to begin with, it would have saved a lot of pain and suffering from his people. It all could have been avoided and many lives […]

  • Day 256 – Hard Seasons

    Day 256 – Hard Seasons

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read the longest chapter of Jeremiah. We read about the horrible conditions that are left behind. God uses Babylon to bring justice to his people. It is not a reflection that Babylon was good or that one king was better than another. Both were bad and God uses both of […]

  • Day 255 – God is Good

    Day 255 – God is Good

    Thoughts and Reflection Jeremiah is sometimes called the “weeping prophet” because of his complaints. He sees destruction everywhere and is documenting it. In our ,own lives we experience suffering and pain. It can be difficult to remember what happiness and peace feel like. We may feel alone in our own sorrows. We should take time […]

  • Day 254 – Judgement of Nations

    Day 254 – Judgement of Nations

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read in Proverbs that “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only expressing his opinion.” This was relevant back then and is even more relevant today. As we read the prophets they are relevant to each of us. Do we still take God for granted? Are we indifferent to […]

  • Day 253 – Lamentations of Jeremiah

    Day 253 – Lamentations of Jeremiah

    Thoughts and Reflections Today we read in Lamentations which starts with a flashback to the city of Jerusalem. He walks through the city and sees tragedy all around him. The book of Lamentations is written with the start of the Hebrew alphabet. Bible scholars have theorized that Jeremiah’s grief was so overwhelming that he could […]

  • Day 252 – Queen of Heaven

    Day 252 – Queen of Heaven

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read the people flee to Egypt regardless of the Lord telling them not to. Jeremiah warns again not to do it. but they don’t listen. They take Jeremiah as a hostage as they flee Jerusalem. In Egypt, the Israelites fall back into idolatry. The people are confused as to why […]

  • Day 251 – Judith and Holofernes

    Day 251 – Judith and Holofernes

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that after the destruction of Jerusalem, only those that were too old or weak remain in the city. Some resistance fighters remain as well in the hills outside the city walls. Ishmael is one of those fighters from the house of Judah. He is a member of the royal […]

  • Day 250 – Final Wave of Exile

    Day 250 – Final Wave of Exile

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about the final wave of Jerusalem’s destruction. Invaders have come to sit at the middle gate and claim the city for themselves. Zedekiah, who ignored the preaching of Jeremiah, said that he would never surrender and would fight to the end, fled the city. He is later captured on […]

  • Day 249 – Prayer of Judith

    Day 249 – Prayer of Judith

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about King Zedekiah. Jeremiah could have fled the city of stopped preaching but God’s word burns within him. Jeremiah’s suffering is a preview of the suffering Jesus will have later. Judith introduces us to its namesake heroine who is beautiful but also virtuous, prudent and courageous. Uzziah negotiated with […]

  • Day 248 – Cut to the Heart

    Day 248 – Cut to the Heart

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about the Rechabites who are nomads. They are like monks but they have a family. They don’t drink alcohol and do not live in homes but in tents. They don’t do not plant crops because they are always on the move. The Lord tell Jeremiah to invite the Rechabites […]