Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Fall (Pun Intended) of 2008

More from Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Psalms

Through my daily readings back in The Fall of 2008, God was basically saying to me, “I have told you.”  So I started to record in my journals what He told me then, and I am sharing these on my blog. As always,  honest sharing and civil discourse are most welcome. Here's a "download" from just one morning way back then:

Everyone will deceive his neighbor and will not speak the truth; they have taught their tongue to speak lies. 

Your dwelling place is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know Me, says the Lord (Jeremiah 9:5-7).  Everyone is dull-hearted, without knowledge, a work of error (Jeremiah 10:14-15). Your rule shall collapse (Jeremiah 13:18) because you have forgotten Me and trusted in falsehood (Jeremiah 13:25).

Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom; let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches. But let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth, for in these I delight, says the Lord (Jeremiah 9:23-24). 

The exact middle of the Bible is this verse: It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man (Psalm 118:8).

Do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the customs of the people are futile (Jeremiah 10:2). At God’s wrath, the earth will tremble, and the nations will not be able to endure His indignation (Jeremiah 10:10). Why are those happy who deal so treacherously! You, oh God, are near in their mouth but far from their mind (Jeremiah 12:1-2). Even your brothers, the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you. They “make nice” – but do not believe them even though they speak smooth words to you (Jeremiah 12:6).

Behold I will bring on this city and on all her towns all the doom that I have pronounced against it because they have stiffened their necks that they might not hear My words (Jeremiah 19:14).

This photograph is by Kristofer Rowe.

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