Lamentations 3:1-66 Hebrews 1:1-14 Psalm 102:1-28 Proverbs 26:21-22 Today I read what I'm going to predict will be one of the only uplifting passages in Lamentations. And I don't think you can blame me if that seems pessimistic as the name of the book is, after all, Lamentations. So this is a passage I would like to hold onto as I read...and I think that was probably the intended purpose of the passage anyway: something to hold onto in the midst of whatever may come our way.
Lamentations 1:1-2:22 Philemon 1:1-25 Psalm 101:1-8 Proverbs 26:20 And so we begin in Lamentations <cry face emoji> We will hear more from the weeping prophet, Jeremiah. As I'm beginning this book I have to wonder how to read this book. I don't know if it's something I can answer. It's hard to read and I wonder how it applies to me. I know it must apply to me in general, but especially right now I can't see how. Right now I'm really glad at God. I'm no longer in a lament. And
Jeremiah 51:54-52:34 Titus 3:1-15 Psalm 100:1-5 Proverbs 26:18-19 "Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever, His faithfulness continues through all ge
Jeremiah 51:1-53 Titus 2:1-15 Psalm 99:1-9 Proverbs 26:17 Today I consulted Matthew Henry on Jeremiah and learned a few interesting things. Jeremiah began prophesying very young. Possibly because of his youth his style was "more plain and rough and less polite." "He was a suffering prophet. He was persecuted by his own people more than any" other prophet. He was known as a "weeping prophet." "He was a mournful spectator of the sins of his people." I found this to be most enli
Jeremiah 49:23-50:46 Titus 1:1-16 Psalms 97:1-98:9 Proverbs 26:13-16 It's probably not very nice to say I'm looking forward to Jeremiah being over...but it's true. I know that's terrible! But oh my gosh, it seems so repetitive and not uplifting. But what I do find encouraging and cool about it though is how in between all the "I will punish you, you nation of so and so" the Lord declares that He will restore everything back in the end. God's holiness and worthiness and give-e
Jeremiah 48:1-49:22 2 Timothy 4:1-22 Psalms 95:1-96:13 Proverbs 26:9-12 I probably highlighted 50% at least of today's reading, particularly the Psalms and 2 Timothy. But I must discuss the passage in 2 Timothy. "In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage--with great patience and
Jeremiah 44:24-47:7 2 Timothy 2:22-3:17 Psalm 94:1-23 Proverbs 26:6-8 It's amazing me today that I used to live my life not reading the Bible every day. Because how I need it every day! Every single day thus far when I've come to the Word I am in a position of doubt, fear, insecurity, etc and I need to hear the truth. How did I live my life before? I find it frustrating now how quickly I wake up believing the lies and fear instead of what I've been intentionally feeding mysel
Jeremiah 42:1-44:23 2 Timothy 2:1-21 Psalms 92:1-93:5 Proverbs 26:3-5 "Please hear our petition and pray to the Lord your God for this entire remnant. For as you now see, though we were once many, now only a few are left. Pray that the Lord your God will tell us where we should go and what we should do...Whether it is favorable or unfavorable, we will obey the Lord our God, to whom we are sending you, so that it will go well with us, for we will obey the Lord our God." (Jer.
Jeremiah 38:28-41:18 2 Timothy 1:1-18 Psalms 90:1-91:16 Proverbs 26:1-2 What a crazy awesome day. This morning at church I was faced with a lot of my own humanity and my own sinfulness and fear...and God redeemed it all so quickly and beautifully. I have a bad headache and I'm really not good at writing stories the day of, but here goes: This morning was really rough. I was exhausted and cranky and I wasn't happy to go to church. I came early to set up and it was supposed to
Jeremiah 37:1-38:27 1 Timothy 6:1-21 Psalm 89:38-52 Proverbs 25:28 The Bible is full of stories of men and women who were so in love with God, so in love with Jesus, that they didn't care what people said or did to them. The Bible is full of stories of men and women who truly suffered because of their devotion to God. I knew about the disciples, Paul, Silas, Noah, and I see I can add Jeremiah to that list as well. I've grown up hearing these stories and hearing these people g