|It's Sunday! Oh how I love Sundays! I get to be with God's people and preach and teach God's Word and I'm excited about it. I'm reading in Jeremiah today, and here are a few things I would like to share with you:|
1) O KING OF NATIONS- Jeremiah 10:7 says: "Who would not fear thee, O King of nations?" In verse 10 we see God is called: "the true God", and "the living God", "and an everlasting king". Isaiah is known for all of the many titles given to God, but Jeremiah has a few and right in this one chapter we have several. The different titles of God mean that He is too great to describe in just one or two terms. Each title gives another dimension of the greatness of God. We should praise the LORD for His goodness and greatness each and every day. Praise the LORD, for He is worthy. He is the King of nations!
2) CURSED OR BLESSED? WE CHOOSE.- Jeremiah 17:5 "Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD." Jeremiah 17:7-8 "Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. 8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit." We can trust in man and be cursed; or, we can trust in the LORD and be blessed! The choice is ours to make... choose wisely!
I want the blessed life!
3) WE ARE CLAY IN HIS HANDS-Jeremiah 18:6 "O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel." God can work in our lives anyway He wishes and it is up to us to yield to His working in our lives, and His plan for our lives. Part of being totally committed to the LORD is to lay aside our plans for His plans. We are the clay, and He is the Potter! O dear Potter, do a work in our lives, a thorough work, that we might become pleasing in thy sight and bring you much glory!
4) WHAT IS THE CHAFF TO THE WHEAT?- Jeremiah 23:28 says: "What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD." The context is that God is saying false prophets and false religion is like chaff, and though it blows around and is very noticeable, it is not wheat! There is no substance in it. There is no life in it! The nourishing wheat does not fly around, but falls to the ground, but it is gathered and feeds a people. Dear Christian, never get distraught about the false cults and religions that abound.... what is the chaff to the wheat?
Well, this is enough for this fine Sunday morning. Hope you have a blessed day in Church! May God richly bless! Pastor Mike Mutchler