Monday, October 19, 2015

Stand and Deliver

October 19

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 1 - 2

Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 1:1 – “The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:”

The prophet who wrote this book is one who understood that his call was established by God before he ever was conceived (vs. 1:5). He was called to speak the word of God to the people, fully understanding that they were going to reject him, despise him, and in many ways ignore him. That would excite any of us, right? As we study Jeremiah, we find him lonely, sad, underappreciated, and introspective. But, we will find that the strongest point to see in him was that he was faithful and determined to deliver the message of God. Can the same be said of us today? Are we willing to stand and deliver – even if it means that people make fun of us, ridicule and ignore us, maybe even worse?

Prayer: God of Jeremiah, fill me and make me determined and faithful to stand and deliver Your Word to those around me. Amen.

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