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Author: Thomas Frank

  • Day 237 – Water from the Temple

    Day 237 – Water from the Temple

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read how Jeremiah compares Israel to a potter’s clay, which can be reworked into anything the potter chooses. God is the potter and he can shape us into the future he wills for us. There is also plotting against Jeremiah by those who trusted in the falsehoods they have heard […]

  • Day 236 – Rich in Love

    Day 236 – Rich in Love

    Thoughts and Reflection Proverbs remind us that there are things in this world that are more important than material goods — family, love, peace, joy, and the Lord. In Jeremiah, the Lord tells the prophet that he will not have a wife or children. Again we are told that the Lord will bring his people […]

  • Day 235 – Lying Prophets

    Day 235 – Lying Prophets

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that nobles send their servants for water but the cisterns are dry and they return with none. Similarly, if we have been unfaithful to the lord, we can find ourselves dry. We also hear of false prophets who are preaching lies to the people. They say compelling words that […]

  • Day 234 – Jeremiah Complains

    Day 234 – Jeremiah Complains

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn about the virtue of docility. A person who has a docile heart, is open to whatever God wishes to teach him or her. In Jeremiah we are asked if we cannon compete with certain people, then why should we compete with God? It is wise to acknowledge our limitations. […]

  • Day 233 – Correct Me, O Lord

    Day 233 – Correct Me, O Lord

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about how idolatry brought ruin to Israel. Those who turn to idols become like the idols themselves — foolish and stupid. If we give our hearts and minds over to anything other than God, we become foolish. If we give our hearts to anything, we give our minds to […]

  • Day 232 – Glory in Knowing God

    Day 232 – Glory in Knowing God

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that the injustice that surrounds Jeremiah does not make him angry, but rather it breaks his heart. He speaks about how people have grown accustomed to falsehood and cannot be trusted. When someone has shown that they are not trustworthy then we need to beware of that person. If […]

  • Day 231 – The Valley of Dry Bones

    Day 231 – The Valley of Dry Bones

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn about how Jeremiah the prophet tells the people to brace themselves for the destruction of Jerusalem and goes on further to say that the bones of its priests, prophets, and inhabitants will be brought out. This is going to happen since God’s people have gone after foreign gods of […]

  • Day 230 – A New Heart

    Day 230 – A New Heart

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read the Israelites know they have been chosen by the Lord and that he dwells in the temple. They believe that God will remain with them no matter their actions. However, in Jeremiah, the Lord tells the people to go to Shiloh. Shiloh is a place where sacrifices that were […]

  • Day 229 – Shepherds of Israel

    Day 229 – Shepherds of Israel

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn about leadership. In Proverbs, we learn that the role of a king is to be the person who has been entrusted with the people of God. In Ezekiel God rebukes the shepherds of Israel who have not cared for the sheep but rather only themselves. The Lord is a […]

  • Day 228 – The Watchman’s Duty

    Day 228 – The Watchman’s Duty

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we have a pivot point in Ezekiel, the destruction of Jerusalem occurs. There are obligations of a watchman. He is responsible for warning the people of an impending attack. If they fail, he will be responsible for his failure. The Lord tells Ezekiel that he is the watchman for the Israelites. […]