Hiding from God.

June 25, 2014. “Am I a God at hand, declares the Lord, and not a God far away? Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 23:23-24) Can we hide from God? This may sound…

A light in darkness.

May 4, 2014. I have recently read through the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations, and I have to say that there is some pretty heart wrenching things in these them. Maybe they aren’t as bad for us when we read them since we are so far removed from the time and culture, but I think…

A fire in our bones.

April 13, 2014. O Lord, you have deceived me,   and I was deceived; you are stronger than I,   and you have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all the day;   everyone mocks me. For whenever I speak, I cry out,   I shout, “Violence and destruction!” For the word of the Lord…

Trust and the heart.

April 12, 2014. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream,and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought,for it does…

Words of a young prophet.

April 8, 2014. “Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem,     look and take note! Search her squares to see     if you can find a man, one who does justice     and seeks truth, that I may pardon her. Though they say, “As the Lord lives,”     yet they swear falsely. O Lord, do not your eyes look for…

The way of man.

March 11, 2014. “Concerning the prophets: My heart is broken within me; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, like a man overcome by wine, because of the Lord and because of his holy words. For the land is full of adulterers; because of the curse the land mourns, and the pastures…

No balm in Gilead, part two.

February 23, 2014. This is a continuation of yesterday’s post about the section of prophecy that Jeremiah preaches to the people of Judah, recorded in chapter’s 7-10 of the book that bares his name. I would encourage you to read that post first to get the background to today’s post. “So you shall speak all…

No balm in Gilead.

February 22, 2014. Today I am attending Challenge Youth Conference as a recruiter for the CSC on UTC‘s campus. I was able to sit in on part of a lesson given this morning where the speaker was going over a section in Jeremiah. I liked this section so much, I decided to do today’s post…