Insights on Today's Reading
Jeremiah 10 - How foolish for people to make their own idols and then fall down and worship them! The idols can't do a thing, verse 5. Then Jeremiah speaks of God who is great and mighty, verse 6. He is the true and living God, verse 10. He has made the earth and heavens, verse 12. He is the "Maker of all things" verse 16. Then Jeremiah prays again in verses 19-25 speaking of the pain he feels when he sees Judah's shepherds become so "dull-hearted" verse 21.
Jeremiah 11 - God calls Jeremiah to remind the people of the covenant He made with them when he brought them out of Egypt. God sees the conspiracy of the men of Judah to revert back to the behavior of their forefathers, verse 10. Once again God says these people have as many gods as they have cities to live in, verse 13. Jeremiah's life was threatened, verses 18-23 but God would surely punish those who seek Jeremiah's hurt.
Jeremiah 12 - Jeremiah prays and clearly points to the insincerity of the worship in Judah, verses 2,3. Jeremiah feels overwhelmed but God challenges him to keep going and to recognize its not easy to stand against evil, verses 5,6. God has forsaken His people, verse 7, but He looks to a future day of restoring His compassion on them, verse 15.
Jeremiah 13 - God calls for Jeremiah to take a sash and wear it but then to bury it alongside the Euphrates River, verse 4. After a long period of time Jeremiah is sent to dig up the sash and consider how worthless it is. This is a picture of how God will ruin the pride of Judah and Jerusalem, verse 9. God calls for the people "Do not be proud...give glory to the Lord your God" verses 15,16. God speaks against any kind of self-reformation when He uses an Ethiopian's attempts to change the color of his skin or a leopard to lose its spots.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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