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    Christian Devotional – November 21, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 46 Judgment, but only so far. Read Jeremiah chapter 46. As the people are planning their disobedience and doing exactly what God told them not to do, God shares that he is going to judge them and also Egypt. He indicates that he will utterly destroy Egypt, and he will discipline his people. But, that is not to be the end. God disciples us to be able to help us learn and grow, and also to display His holiness. The people had sinned against him and were to be disciplined. But, God would bring about their restoration. He would not remain in judgment forever and would…

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    Christian Devotional – November 20, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 45 Be content. Read Jeremiah chapter 45. This chapter recalls a previous situation where Baruch had obeyed Jeremiah and the Lord. Jeremiah gives him a message from the Lord. Baruch was going to continue to experience difficulties, but God was going to preserve his life. He was asking him to be content with his calling and his life. Sometimes we need to remember that we are not all called to be flashy with standout lives. Most of us are actually called to be humbly obedient and to pass on what we have learned about God to others. Are we doing that? And if we are, are…

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    Christian Devotional – November 19, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 44 Whose word will stand, ours or God’s? Read Jeremiah chapter 44. The people continue to tell Jeremiah that they are not going to follow God. It doesn’t matter what Jeremiah says, they are going to do what they want to do. God responds by telling them that they can certainly do what they like, but that God is going to prove himself to be true and then they will have to decide whose word stands, theirs or Gods. We can test and try everything that we like, but ultimately, God’s way is going to prevail. Are we going to wait for him and walk in…

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    Christian Devotional – November 18, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 43 Disobedience. Read Jeremiah chapter 43. The people asked Jeremiah to find oit what God commanded, but since it wasn’t what they wanted to do, they chose to disobey and do something different. Are we waiting for God to tell us what we want to hear? Or, are we asking God and accepting his answer, no matter what?

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    Christian Devotional – November 17, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 42 Wait on the answer from the Lord. Read Jeremiah chapter 42. The people came to Jeremiah and asked that he seek the Lord for them. They wanted to know what God had said and how God would direct their paths. Jeremiah came back 10 days later. Sometimes the answers that we seek are not immediate. Sometimes we have to wait and seek God. In this case, not only did they have to wait, but even then God and Jeremiah both knew that they would not listen. Are we willing to wait on God? Will we continue to seek him and are we truly open to…

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    Christian Devotional – November 16, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 41 Chaos ensues. Read Jeremiah chapter 41. In the aftermath of the fall of Jerusalem and the invasion of the Babylonians, chaos reigned. The people were shuffled from one spot to another and they had been held captive in various spots and with various leaders. So it only makes sense that when a nicer leader comes along, the people jumped from an evil leader to one they thought was nicer. How does that apply to our own life? Well, who are you following and why? What keeps you on one path instead of turning to another? As we consider these people, they were just following what…

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    Christian Devotional – November 14, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 40 An assassination plot. Read Jeremiah chapter 40. As the people are being carried off into exile, Jeremiah is recognized and given his freedom. He decides to go to the house of the governor and stay. They learn of an assassination plot, but the governor discredits it and says its nothing. Do we listen to the advisors around us? How can we know who to believe? The governor believed the wrong people and he ended up being killed. Are we measuring our choices next to the only standard, Jesus Christ?

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    Christian Devotional – November 13, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 39 The end has come. Read Jeremiah chapter 39. As God said and Jeremiah prophesied, The end has come and the Babylon army is taking over everything. Because of his disobedience, exactly what Jeremiah had prophesied about the king came to pass. Jeremiah was saved, just a he was told. And here, we see that God is protecting the people that have been obedient. Difficulties come in life because there is sin in the world. However, we can trust in God. God knows all that he is allowing us to go through. God can bring us through it in a way that glorifies God. Will we…

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    Christian Devotional – November 11, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 38 Too afraid to obey. Read Jeremiah chapter 38. The time is getting close and the county is about to be taken over. The king reaches out to Jeremiah about what to do. Jeremiah tells him the word of the Lord. But the king frankly admits that he is too afraid to obey. He fears the people and is afraid of what they might do to him. How often does fear keep us from obeying God? Do we know what we are supposed to do, but worry about other people? The king had that fear and it was keeping him from being obedient to God. When…

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    Christian Devotional – November 10, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 37 The cost of obedience. Read Jeremiah chapter 37. Even though Jeremiah spoke the truth and delivered the message of God. Some didn’t like that. He still experienced persecution. Obeying God doesn’t mean that we will always be liked. In fact, most of the time obeying God means that we will not be liked. Are we willing to follow God no matter what is going on around us? Regardless of whether we are liked or not, we are called to be obedient and surrendered to Jesus Christ.