Today's Reading: 2 Chronicles 25-27; John 16
Today's Thoughts: Of Things to Come
But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble, and the nations will not be able to endure His indignation. Thus you shall say to them: "The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth shall perish from the earth and from under these heavens." He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens at His discretion. When He utters His voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens: "And He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, He brings the wind out of His treasuries." Jeremiah 10:10-13
The prophet Jeremiah had a really tough job. He had to go around to all of the people in Israel and tell them of dreadful things to come if they did not put away their false gods and serve the one true God. His message was not a feel-good, motivational pep talk. The Lord clearly told Jeremiah exactly what to say to them and the people hated him for it. They had no interest in hearing of the bad things to come. They refused to believe in the prophecies of the destruction to come. Besides, there were plenty of other prophets who told them an opposite message, a message of hope and prosperity. God had always been so good to them. Why would that change?
The Bible tells us of things to come. The prophecies that have yet to be fulfilled will one day come to pass. Are we listening with ears to hear or are we taking God's great mercy for granted? There are those who decide not to believe in such things and even though they believe in the Bible, they do not necessarily believe in all of the Bible. Whether we choose to believe it or not will not change the truth of what it says. It is the inerrant, infallible word of God. One day, in the twinkling of an eye, life as we know will change forever. Maybe this will happen in our lifetime, maybe not. But it will happen.
Do you know Jesus Christ as your Savior? Do you believe that He is coming back one day? Do you believe that His Word is truth and all that it says is truth? Too many Christians today live in places of such compromise that truth is hard to define. One person's truth is not necessarily someone else's. Our world is one big melting pot of tolerance and gray areas; unfortunately, the church is not excluded from this category. But as Christians we are called to worship in Spirit and in truth and to shed the light of God's love in this dark world of darkness. Jeremiah did his best to give the people a chance to repent and return to the Lord. Even though they were God's chosen people, His own children, God would still have to deal with their sin. Today, for us as Christians, even though we are saved by the blood of Christ, our sin will still be dealt with. We are still called to repent and return to the Lord when we walk away. If we do not, the storms of life alone will threaten to take us out. We are in desperate need of a Savior---everyday of our lives. Praise God that He gave us His Son and that the times ahead are in His hands. Let's just make sure that we are in His hands as well. Give Jesus your heart, your life and your all today.
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