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21
Aug

Jeremiah 32-34

Daily Reading Jeremiah 32-34 Daily Thought Jeremiah spoke a terrible and terrifying truth, “Thus says the Lord: Behold, I am giving this city into the hands of the Chaldeans and into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he shall capture it. The Chaldeans who are fighting against this city shall come and set […]

20
Aug

Jeremiah 30-31

Daily Reading Jeremiah 30-31 Daily Thought Thus says the Lord, who gives the sun for light by day     and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—     the Lord of hosts is his name (Jeremiah 31:35).  It says sunrise will […]

19
Aug

Jeremiah 26-29

Daily Reading Jeremiah 26-29 Daily Thought God was teaching Judah in captivity what they had failed to learn in freedom. Israel was created by the promise of God, “I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. In you […]

18
Aug

Jeremiah 23-25

Daily Reading Jeremiah 23-25 Daily Thought Sallah catches the date before it plunges into the mouth, and then the stomach, of his friend, Indiana Jones. “Bad dates,” he warns, and nods toward the floor where lay the dead body of the bad monkey who had been feasting on bad dates. Bad dates will kill you. […]

17
Aug

Jeremiah 18-22

Daily Reading Jeremiah 18-22 Daily Thought God makes as a condition of Judah’s judgment their goodness to others, that they will treat well those who are lost, harmed, poor, and abused. “Thus says the Lord: ‘Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no […]

16
Aug

Jeremiah 14-17

Daily Reading Jeremiah 14-17 Daily Thought If you do a thing often enough, you become that thing. Pick up a basketball, practice and play, and, in time, you will become a basketball player. So, also, a pianist, a writer, a welder, and, yes, a sinner. It is argued that there are no bad people, rather […]

15
Aug

Jeremiah 10-13

Daily Reading Jeremiah 10-13 Daily Thought In a discussion of first causes, or “what started everything,” Jeremiah argues that God created all that there is; “It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens” (Jeremiah 10:12). The comeback, too […]

14
Aug

Jeremiah 7-9

Daily Reading Jeremiah 7-9 Daily Thought The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: Stand in the gate of the Lord’s house, and proclaim there this word, and say, “Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, make offerings to Baal, and go after other gods that you have not known, and then come […]

13
Aug

Jeremiah 4-6

Daily Reading Jeremiah 4-6 Daily Thought The one who created us owes no explanation, but gives one anyway, and repeated warnings, along with every opportunity to repent, and that is the role of the prophet. A thankless job, Jeremiah is called the weeping prophet because his words are dreadful, “My anguish, my anguish! I writhe […]

12
Aug

Jeremiah 1-3

Daily Reading Jeremiah 1-3 Daily Thought A prophet is not able before he is willing. “Then I said, ‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.’ But the Lord said to me, ‘Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’;     for to all to whom […]

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