Tag Archives: obeying God

Obeying God; July 26, 2021


Jeremiah 42:20 “You made a fatal mistake when you sent me to the Lord your God and said, ‘Pray to the Lord our God for us; tell us everything he says and we will do it.’” It’s dangerous to ask … Continue reading

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Relationship with God; July 24, 2021


Jeremiah 37:3 King Zedekiah, however, sent Jehucal son of Shelemiah with the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah to Jeremiah the prophet with this message: “Please pray to the Lord our God for us.” This little detail is both very human … Continue reading

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Consequences; July 20, 2021


Jeremiah 7:19 “But am I the one they are provoking? declares the Lord. Are they not rather harming themselves, to their own shame?” This whole passage is very interesting. Verse 16 is the rather infamous command to Jeremiah not to … Continue reading

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Obedient Prayer; July 9, 2021


Isaiah 7:10-12 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, “Ask the Lord your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights.” But Ahaz said, “I will not ask; I will not put the Lord to … Continue reading

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Seeking God; June 16, 2021


Psalms 27:8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. This Psalm is loaded with familiar, dearly loved passages, many of which have been set to music. However, I think this verse is what … Continue reading

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False Religion; June 5, 2021


Nehemiah 6:14 Remember Tobiah and Sanballat, O my God, because of what they have done; remember also the prophetess Noadiah and the rest of the prophets who have been trying to intimidate me. It is interesting that there was a … Continue reading

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Prayer and Action; June 4, 2021


Nehemiah 4:9 But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat. People who never pray are making a huge mistake, but people who only pray and never act are likewise making a … Continue reading

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Fasting; May 31, 2021


Ezra 8:21 There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions. We don’t often think … Continue reading

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Knowledge; May 23, 2021


2 Kings 4:27 When she reached the man of God at the mountain, she took hold of his feet. Gehazi came over to push her away, but the man of God said, “Leave her alone! She is in bitter distress, … Continue reading

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Hearing God; May 22, 2021


2 Kings 2:9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied. This is a pretty … Continue reading

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