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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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...