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    Christian Devotional – December 1, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 56 The Lord brought judgment on them. Read Lamentations chapter 4. As Jeremiah continues to share about the judgment, we see that it is truly the Lord that is judging the people. God has a standard that he has required of his people and they have fallen short. God brings the judgment on them. God loves them, but he judges them. When we look at the world around us, we see much discussion about the love of God. And truly, God is very loving. However, God is also holy and he will judge according to the standards that he has laid out. When we hold ourselves…

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    Christian Devotional – November 30, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 55 Hope is a powerful word. Read Lamentations chapter 3. Jeremiah has been explaining all of the destruction and the sadness around the capture of Judah. He explained why he is called the weeping prophet. All of that saddness has gone into the beginning of this chapter along with the previous 2 chapters. Then there is this verse. Even in the midst of all of this, Jeremiah still has hope. Hope in Christ is not the same as “hope” the way many people use the word, like it’s somethinglike a wish. When I say that I hope in the Lord, I am completely confident in who…

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    Christian Devotional – November 29, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 54 We need the truth. Read Lamentations chapter 2. As we continue through this book of the weeping of Jeremiah, we see this verse. We need to be told the truth. If we don’t know or understand where or how we are falling short, we won’t know how much we need Jesus. That is why God gave us the ten commandments. Because we have those, we now know that we do not measure up. For the people here, the prophets came, and instead of telling them the truth, they told them lies and made them seem like everything was fine. We need people in our lives…

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    Christian Devotional – November 28, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 53 Why does the Weeping Prophet, weep? Read Lamentations chapter 1. As we finish the book of Jeremiah, we turn to the other book in the Bible that he authored, Lamentations. This small book is filled with the funeral type songs that explain the sadness around the fall of Jerusalem and the people’s refusal to repent. Here Jeremiah explains why he weeps. He sees that the enemy has prevailed and the people have given in to their sin. Jeremiah sees the judgment that they are experiencing and he weeps. Do we weep for the lost that are around us? Do we see the seemingly victories of…

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    Christian Devotional – November 27, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 52 No more words; only actions. Read Jeremiah chapter 52. At the end of the last chapter, we see that the words of Jeremiah had ended. Now we start to see only the actions that are taken which fulfill the words of Jeremiah. He had done all that God wanted him to do, and still the people did not repent and turn back to God. God gives warnings and messages. God tries to get our attention and prevent us from going down the wrong path, but ultimately, there comes a time when there are no more words. All that is left is to see the fulfillment…

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    Christian Devotional – November 26, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 51 God will avenge us. Read Jeremiah chapter 51. After explaining all of the judgment that the people of Israel are going to go through, Jeremiah reminds them that God is going to avenge them. Even though the Babylonians were used by God to destroy the Israelites, that wasn’t to be forever. The Babylonians would still need to answer to God for their sin. Judgment would come and God would avenge his people. Are we trusting in God to provide his vengeance in his time? We may not like the situation we find ourselves in, but God understands and he is the one responsible for making…

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    Christian Devotional – November 25, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 50 What does repentance look like? Read Jeremiah chapter 50. As time goes on and the people experience more and more of all the judgment that their sin has caused, God shares that the people will eventually turn back to God. No matter our sin, as long as we are still breathing, we still have an opportunity to turn to God and repent. Once we die, we no longer have that opportunity, but until that tine, every breath that we take is an opportunity for repentance. How are we using our breaths? How do we measure our time? If you have never come to the place…

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    Christian Devotional – November 24, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 49 Happy Thanksgiving to those in the United States! As followers of Christ, we have so much to be thankful for! Read Jeremiah chapter 49. These people had much to be thankful as well, but they had failed to thank God and obey Him. As a result, God’s judgment was pronounced on them and they were going to be destroyed. When we stop being thankful we start to feel entitled, or that we somehow deserve the good things that are happening to us. We don’t. Be thankful to God. Obey and follow him. Trust in Jesus Christ.

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    Christian Devotional – November 23, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 48 Your relationship with the Lord determines your survival. Read Jeremiah chapter 48. As we see here, Jeremiah gives a prophecy of destruction about Moab. They have defied and disobeyed God. They have gone their own way and not sought the Lord. As a result, they are going to be destroyed. What we do has amazing and long-lasting consequences. The people of Moab had persisted in disobeying God and as a result, they are going to be destroyed. The same is true for us. Are we seeking after God or are we only focused on ourselves? The true answer to that question will have long term…

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    Christian Devotional – November 22, 2022

    The Weeping Prophet, Day 47 When we see God’s judgment, do we pray that he will have mercy? Read Jeremiah chapter 47. Jeremiah continued to share about the judgment of God. Now the Lord was going to judge the Philistines and destroy them for all their sins. Jeremiah makes this statement asking when will the Lord cease his judgment. When we see the challenges and the difficulty that people are facing around us, do we pray and ask God to spare them so that they might come to understand and know the Lord? Do we intercede for people? How can we intercede for those around us who are experiencing the…