Saturday, August 29, 2020

August 29


I’m comfortable, are you comfortable? The reason I’m asking is because we have been coddled and are living lives in relative peace with minimal discomfort. As I continue to read Jeremiah’s account of his life and his walk with the Lord, he was not comfortable or protected from the hands of oppressors, and yet he continued to call on the Lord, and he answered him. If things begin to get rough, do not turn your back on God, remain steadfast and loyal to him. He didn’t call us to serve him for comfort in our bodies, but to have peace and comfort in our salvation and our hearts. God can still hear you in the chaos while you are being oppressed. Find satisfaction in Jesus and in knowing the salvation that lies ahead, that should be enough for you. The message that Jeremiah gave was obnoxious to the hearers and rejected; you can expect the same, but the message of Jesus must go out into the world, even if it is for that one soul that God is calling out of the darkness. Continue to sound the alarm; time is short, if not for the world, for those whose days are cut short. 

Notice in the following verses that while Jeremiah was held captive, God spoke to him, reminding him to pray.

The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah a second time, while he was still shut up in the court of the guard: “Thus says the LORD who made the earth, the LORD who formed it to establish it—the LORD is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 33:1-3

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