“The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, that was the first year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon;” Jeremiah 25 v1
God speaking to Jeremiah at a certain time concerning people of a certain time, how does that relate to us now? Well, reading a few verses ahead and after this verse adds more to the relationship of us and God as well, right now. God spoke to Jeremiah so he could guide the people into a choice of either honoring Gods ways or not, and what the results would be. He used the example of two baskets of figs, one would turn out to be “the good figs, very good;” and the other would turn out to be “evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten” and both had a destined future based on how they turned out.
God wants us to hear him, and act upon what we here. “hearken” is the word used in the text.
My thought’s today have been on Christmas, which is coming tomorrow, and we celebrate the birth of our savior.
They also have been on this journey of life that we are on. At times, it seems difficult to say the least. This year alone, experiences in my own life and the circumstances that surround have driven me to think of what is driving people to do what they do. We have experienced some major setbacks that no one needs to know about, and won’t, but we have kept going. We have made some bad decisions, but we manage to keep going. As we get a little older I can feel the deterioration of this flesh and body realizing just a little bit 🙂 that mostly by my own choices my ability to do things I used to do have become more limited. I still believe I can change some of that with better choices if I only will.
The choice that the prophets of the Lord came with was simple, honor God and be blessed, or choose the alternative and live with the results.
Even in the most dyer circumstances, to know God is to know peace. Just like the children of Israel-when I think I can do it all on my own-I am reminded that I need the Lord. I love being a servant to him and his word, even though I fall short way to often. I ask you Lord for your ever-loving forgiveness and guidance through this day and the rest of my days, and I ask this for all those I know and come in contact with as well. Amen.
May the Lord bless you today.
Christmas is 2 days away, Counting today and tomorrow, it’s tomorrow 🙂 11 pipers piping