|We had a good day yesterday, several were out sick or out of town but we did have many visitors to take their places and had several saved and baptized. I enjoyed it so much. What a blessing to be with God's people and to worship God together. Today, I'm in Jeremiah again. Here are a few truths:|
1) HE KEEPS ON LOVING US! Oh how great is the love of God to us. In Jeremiah 31:3, God is speaking through Jeremiah and this is what He says: "Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee." Imagine that... an everlasting love. Isn't that wonderful? Isn't that a great blessing? Yes indeed! And here is another word I love.... "lovingkindness"... I just love the way it sounds. I love what it means. I love the depth of this word, it's height, it's length, it's scope, it's reach.... lovingkindness. God is always loving and always kind towards us.... even when He deals with our sin. (Remember Jeremiah is preaching about God's coming judgment for the sins of the people.) LORD, thank you for Your love.... it humbles me...it causes me to rejoice in my God. It thrills me. Help me to revel in thy lovingkindness.... help me to share this great love with others, for You love them too. Help me LORD, to walk in the knowledge of Your great love for me today. Let me think about the great scope of Your love for me and know that You guide my path because of it. Thank you LORD.... I love you too!
2) WHERE ARE THEY NOW? I saw a program on TV that was asking "Where Are They Now?" It was talking about child stars of the past and past famous TV personalities... what happened to them. Surprise, surprise, most of them did not fare well at all. God again asks this question in Jeremiah 37:19: "Where are now your prophets which prophesied unto you, saying, The king of Babylon shall not come against you, nor against this land?" Where are they now? When I think of that question, I too want to ask.... where are the proponates of "don't spank your child"? (how did their children turn out?) Where are the proponates of "the population explosion"? (I think in 1990 we were to reach critical mass and run out of resources) Where are the liberal theologians who corrupted a nation or whole denominations.... where are they now? (might not be Heaven!) Where are they who worked so hard to corrupt God's Word for a few bucks? Where are they who left good churches in a huff because they didn't "get their way" about something? Wonder how they are doing now? Where are they that stood against Christianity? Where are they who pushed their own agendas against God's plan.... how did it turn out for them?? Well, I guess we will never know.... but know this.... it did not turn out well for them. Why not stick with the Word of God and know that it will be with you for doing so. Lord help us to stick!
Well, have a blessed week, see you tomorrow! Dr. Mike Mutchler, Pastor