I have been thinking through my reading of Jeremiah 2 this week and wanted to share some thoughts.
- Vs 2 – "Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem" – This is God telling Jeremiah that it is time to go and preach to the choir and make sure that they are listening.
- Vs 2 – "I remember the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride, how you followed me in the wilderness" – These questions really caused me to think about how my passion has waned over the years and gave me a kick in the butt. It is time to rediscover my drive to follow Him and seek to reach greater heights.
- Vs 8 – "The priests did not say, ‘Where is the Lord?’ Those who handle the law did not know me; the shepherds transgressed against me" – As church leaders we have always got to keep the Lord #1 in our life, because we are followers before we are leaders; relationship with God gives us the authority within the church not our relationship with those within the church; we can’t expect to preach things to people which we are not keeping ourselves and see them follow.
- Vs 11 – "But my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit." – Is God your glory? Is He in whom you take your greatest pleasure? What does it mean for Him to be your Glory?
- Vs 20 – "For long ago, I broke your yoke and burst your bonds; but you said, ‘I will not serve.’ – This spoke to how ungrateful we can become when we forget what God has done. How do you keep the work of God in your life in front of you?
- Vs 28 – "But where are your gods that you made for yourself? Let them arise, if they can save you, in your time of trouble" – Sarcasm from the man upstairs. Maybe God likes to have a little fun with us, especially when we think we can do a better job than He can.
- Vs. 32 – "Can a virgin forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire?" – This was a reminder that God is my glory and I should choose His joy every morning and take Him every where I go.
- Vs 33 – "How well you direct your course to seek love!" – It is amazing how we can make time for our idols and lusts, but find excuses for our Savior. I was blown away in the next verse that says we have things to teach to the wicked. The wicked cannot see their sin, but we not only know we are committing sin, but have tasted the glory of the Savior. Our sin is against the innocence of God.
This is going to be a great devotional journey. Join me if you are not already studying something.