“They Have Abandoned the Lord” (Jer 17:13)

“Lord, the hope of Israel, all who abandon You will be put to shame.  All who turn away from Me will be written in the dirt, for they have abandoned the Lord, the fountain of living water.” God has nothing for people who abandon the Lord Jesus Christ.  He is God’s gift, the message of … Continue reading “They Have Abandoned the Lord” (Jer 17:13)

The Heart Is Most Deceitful! (Jer 17:9)

“The heart is more deceitful than anything else, and incurable--who can understand it?” The heart is man’s problem, and “he that trusts his own heart is a fool” (Prov 28:26).  First, we cannot trust our heart.  Secondly, we need a new heart.  Thirdly, without a new heart, we perish. First, the heart is deceitful and … Continue reading The Heart Is Most Deceitful! (Jer 17:9)

“I Will Not Grant You Grace” (Jer 16:13)

  “So I will hurl you from this land into a land that you and your fathers are not familiar with.  There you will worship other gods both day and night, for I will not grant you grace.” It is a shock when God rejects our religion as unacceptable.  Yet, this is the charge given to … Continue reading “I Will Not Grant You Grace” (Jer 16:13)

Is God a Mirage and Unreliable? (Jer 15:18)

“Why has my pain become unending, my wound incurable, refusing to be healed?  You truly have become like a mirage to me--water that is not reliable.” This is how we feel, forsaken of the Lord, but it is not true.  He cannot lie or break His promise.  First, we are not forsaken. Secondly, we may … Continue reading Is God a Mirage and Unreliable? (Jer 15:18)

I Love Your Word Because It Saves Me (Jer 15:16)

“Your words were found, and I ate them.  Your words became a delight to me and the joy of my heart, for I am called by Your name, Yahweh God of Hosts.” We love God’s word because it saves us, declaring our salvation from the foundation of the world.  Secondly, we love the word because … Continue reading I Love Your Word Because It Saves Me (Jer 15:16)