Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Jeremiah is a great book.  Called one of the major prophets because of it's length and message.  Here are a few things I saw as I read:
1) OUTCAST- This is what the world thinks of Jerusalem.  In Jer. 30:17 it says; "they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after."  You see they called Jerusalem, Outcast.  How sad to be on the wrong side of the city that God loves. 
2) NOTHING IS TOO HARD- In Jeremiah 32:27, the Bible says: "Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh:  is thee any thing too hard for me?"  Nothing is too hard for God, nothing!!  This is so important for us to realize that God can work the impossible.  Dear Lord, thanks for reminding me that nothing is too hard for thee.  Thank you for being so powerful and willing to help me in every trial.  Thank you LORD!
3) Jeremiah worked hard- In Jeremiah 35:14 the Bible says: "notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye hearkened not unto me."  Jeremiah is called the weeping prophet.  He worked hard to get the good word to people, but they did not listen.  How sad when we work so hard to get the Gospel out but people do not listen.  It is so sad to realize this, but yet the good news is that some will and do listen and get saved.
4) WHOSE WORD SHALL STAND?  In Jeremiah 45:28, it says: "shall know whose words shall stand, mine, or theirs."   God is issuing a a truth, someone's word will stand.... theirs (man's), or God's.  And... God's Word shall stand!!
Well, so much for today.  I hope you have a blessed day.  May God bless you!  Pastor Mike Mutchler


Another day, another time spent in God's Word.  In Jeremiah still, but enjoying it as well.  Here are a few thoughts:
1) Jeremiah 14:17 "Let mine eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease".  Jeremiah is called the "weeping prophet".  He weeps for the plight of his people.  The nation has fallen away from God and now are being judged. 
2) Jeremiah 17:14 "Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise."  All hope is from God.  Here the prayer is to the Lord to heal and He alone is the source. 
3) WANTING TO QUIT!  Yes, Jeremiah reached a point where he wanted to quit.  In Jer. 20:7-9 he states what was taking place and why he wanted to quit, but in verse 9 he says: "Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name.  But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay."  he said... "I'm going to quit!"  But... he could not for God's Word was like a fire in his hearts and in his bones so he could not quit!  You ever feel like quiting? Well, many do if not all, but the key is we don't do what we think!  Don't throw in the towel, hang on dear brother in Christ. 
4) Wear the Yoke- In Jeremiah 27 & 28, God told Jeremiah to make a yoke of wood as an illustration that the nation of Israel should put their neck into the yoke of Babylon and go quietly into captivity because God has already decreed it.  But in Chapter 28 another prophet named Hananiah takes the yoke of wood off of Jeremiah's neck and breaks it saying that God will break the yoke of Babylon from off Israel's neck.  After this, God told Jeremiah to make a yoke of iron now.  In 28:13 "Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast broken the yokes of wood; but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron."  Now, here is the lesson for us:  Whatever comes your way, put your neck in the yoke knowing that God is in charge of your life and has your best interest at heart.
Well, so much for today... have a great day in the LORD.  Pastor Mike Mutchler
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