Friday, August 9, 2013

August 9 – Jeremiah 7-9

Below are my thoughts from the daily Bible reading of the West Side Church of Christ. Today’s reading comes from Jeremiah 7-9. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word. Also above in the tabs is a link to the Bible reading plan.
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One of the things I absolutely about the Bible are the clear points it makes. There are times that the Bible can be confusing, but those typically are on things that are not life or death. The Bible is very clear that sin separates us from God and that God loves us so much Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins. Today in our reading we found some very clear and common sense questions from God given through Jeremiah. “When people fall down, don’t they get up again? When they discover they’re on the wrong road, don’t they turn back? Then why do these people stay on their self-destructive path? Why do the people of Jerusalem refuse to turn back?” (Jeremiah 8:4-5 NLT) This is common sense questions God is asking of His people. There is no confusion that can be found in these words.

So let me ask you the same questions. When you realize you are on the wrong road, why do you not turn back? When you realize that you have wronged someone, why do you not apologize? When you realize you have hurt someone why do you not make amends? When you realize you have not served enough, why do you not step up your game and serve more? When you realize you have let someone down, why do you not fix what you missed and then go even further? When you realized you have sinned against God, why do you not repent and confess before God your sins?

I think our world would be a little better if we did the harder thing and picked ourselves up after we fall, turning back from the destructive path we have found ourselves on. 

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