Today’s Reading – Jeremiah 13-14
Lord, we confess our wickedness and that of our ancestors, too. We all have sinned against you. For the sake of your reputation, Lord, do not abandon us. Do not disgrace your own glorious throne. Please remember us, and do not break your covenant with us. Can any of the worthless foreign gods send us rain? Does it fall from the sky by itself? No, you are the one, O Lord our God! Only you can do such things. So we will wait for you to help us. (Jeremiah 14:20-22 NLT)
Earlier in this chapter, Jeremiah was told by God to not intercede for the people anymore. He was tired of hearinfg from them due to their disobedience. Yet, he is back confessing their sin and asking God to not abandon them. Jeremiah loved the people he was callled to serve.
Application to me – It is easy to get mad at othrs and wish for their demise instead of asking God to bless them. Jermiah shows me real grace here and lve. despite ther treatment of him and of God, Jeremiah continues to love the people. I want to be like him. I will choose love.
Warren Weeks – September 19, 2013