I would like to start off this blog entry with a little note. I will be changing the format of my blog writings. I will be writing about little snippets I have learned in my Bible readings for the day. This will help me bring content to my readers on a more regular basis. Thank you!

My thoughts on the readings of Jeremiah 41:13 – 42:17

Pray that the LORD tell you what direction to take and what to do and He will. Seek Him and He will answer you.

  • “Pray that the Lord your God will tell us where we should go and what we should do.” (Jer. 42:3)

When you pray to God about an uncertainty of what to do about a situation in your life, be sure to listen to what God says. Understand it won’t always be something you want to hear and do but you must follow His direction. It will go well for you in the long run.

  • “Then they said to Jeremiah, “May the Lord be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act in accordance with everything the Lord your God sends you to tell us. Whether it is favorable or unfavorable, we will obey the Lord our God…” (Jer. 42:5)

The LORD is our great encourager . He builds us up and doesn’t tear us down. He doesn’t accuse us of things. He wants to see us planted in good places and see us grow into well-rounded, strong and mature believers in Him.

  • “…I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you.” (Jer. 42:10)

Life can get scary at times, but His Word constantly reminds us not to be afraid. If/when we do find ourselves in the very situations we fear, have faith that He will save you and rescue you in His own way and time which will be the best way for you.

  • “Do not be afraid…declares the Lord, for I am with you and will save you and deliver you…” (Jer. 42:11)

If we decide to do things our own way and disregard God, then we are on our own and His protection no longer covers us. Think about it – if you go your own way and basically tell God through your actions you don’t need Him and you can do things yourself, then He is, in essence, giving you what you want (being on your own). And speaking from personal experience, that never turns out well.

  • “…If you are determined to go to Egypt and you do go to settle there, then the sword you fear will overtake you there, and the famine you dread will follow you…” (Jer. 42:15-16)
God, I am thankful for your Word that is like a road map for my life. I want to stick close to You, my Faithful Guide and Protector. 

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