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Day 247 – True Repentance

Day 247 – True Repentance

Thoughts and Reflections Today we learn that Jeremiah remains in prison in a city that is under siege. He continues to trust in the Lord and he knows that he can call out to God and be answered. It's important to know that our prayers are answered by God as well, and...

Day 246 – Rejoice in Doing Good

Day 246 – Rejoice in Doing Good

Thoughts and Reflections In today's reading, Jeremiah is imprisoned for speaking the truth. He tells King Zekekiah that Babylon will be victorious over Jerusalem. God tells Jeremiah to go buy a field even though it will later be conquered. He does so. This act...

Day 245 – The Faithfulness of Daniel

Day 245 – The Faithfulness of Daniel

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that God will bring his people back from exile to the land of Israel but each person will be responsible for their own conduct. God further promises to make a new covenant with Israel and it will be unlike the other covenants of...

Day 244 – Susanna’s Righteousness

Day 244 – Susanna’s Righteousness

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that the Lord will ask Jeremiah to write about a time when the people of Israel will return from exile. Rather than being a negative prophet, Jeremiah is filled with positivity and encouragement. Interestingly Daniel chapter 12 is...

Day 243 – The Lord’s Plans

Day 243 – The Lord’s Plans

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about Hananiah, a false prophet who says that in two years Nebuchadnezzar is going to fall and the people of Israel will return. Hananiah takes the yoke off Jeremiah's neck and breaks it. Jeremiah says that it will be replaced...

Day 242 – The Role of King Nebuchadnezzar

Day 242 – The Role of King Nebuchadnezzar

Thoughts and Reflection Today we go back in time to the reign of Jehoiakim, who is the son of Josiah. Jeremiah begins his prophetic mission under Josiah and it continues under Jehoiakim. After Jehoiakim, we jump forward to the reign of Zedekiah, who is the final king...

Day 241 – Daniel and the Den of Lions

Day 241 – Daniel and the Den of Lions

Thoughts and Reflections Today we read about Zedekiah of which the final wave of deportations to Babylon takes place. Jeremiah is shown two baskets of figs; one that is good and the other that is bad. The good figs represent those who have already been exiled while...

Day 240 – Remaining Humble

Day 240 – Remaining Humble

Thoughts and Reflection Today we are reminded in Proverbs that everything we do we should do for God. We are also told in Jeremiah that God is near and not just watching at some far along place. We should not take the name of the Lorn in vain. We should not use God's...

Day 239 – Hannah, Mishael, and Azariah

Day 239 – Hannah, Mishael, and Azariah

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about how the king of Judah calls for repentance. The people that are part of the covenant with the lord are called to be faithful and take care of the poor, orphans, widows, and strangers. We must care for those who have no one...