Monday, February 10, 2020

ANOTHER SCROLL

Today’s Reading: Jeremiah 35-36

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Sometimes hard to spot, Bedouin tents can be seen as you drive through the wilderness around the Jordan Valley. Jeremiah 35:7 tells us that, like some Bedouins, the Rechabites lived in isolated places.

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Key Verses: Jeremiah 35:13; 36:28

Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Go and tell the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, ‘Will you not receive instruction to obey My words?’ says the Lord…Take yet another scroll, and write on it all the former words that were in the first scroll which Jehoiakim the king of Judah has burned…”

 

Jeremiah 35 reverts back in time at least 11 years before the immediately preceding chapters. King Jehoiakim and his court had turned away from God, but there still were true believers in Jerusalem. The Rechabites (35:2) were a clan that had lived as nomads, living for the most part in tents in the wilderness, something like the Bedouin tent pictured above. They would not allow themselves to be under the influence of the corruption of the city, even though they had moved in for protection. They remained steadfast in their loyalty and obedience to God. They had maintained this for 300 years, ever since their ancestor, Jonadab, had helped King Jehu eradicate the worship of the false god, Baal, from Israel (read 2 Kings 10:15-23). They stayed away from the idolatrous cults in which intoxicating drink played a major role. The Lord used a test of the Rechabites’ obedience as an object lesson to show the rest of Jerusalem’s people how they had sinned. They would be put to shame by this example and hopefully repent! Let’s think about this example for us today.

Jeremiah 36 shows us that, even though the King burnt the first scroll which contained Jeremiah’s message from God, God’s Word will ultimately prevail.

Therefore, let us be loyal to God as were the Rechabites, and let us be determined to make the Word of God known as were Jeremiah and Baruch. Amen!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, there were Church of England priests by the names of John and Charles Wesley who, like Jonadab, the son of Rechab, left a legacy. The Wesley brothers’ legacy was known as Methodism. This message, and that of other men and women of God in other movements of revival, has reached down to my generation hundreds of years later and has had a profound influence on me. May I be faithful and wise in passing such a legacy on to future generations. In the Name of the One Who is Faithful and True, the Lord Jesus Christ (Messiah), Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

In a way, this blog is something like the efforts of Jeremiah and Baruch who had to do their scroll writings twice to make sure that God’s Word was maintained for current and future generations. I don’t understand much about the technology I’m using in making this blog. Sometimes I’ve made a technical mistake and my blog has been burned up somewhere in the “blogosphere.” I just pray for patience and write it again. Writing on a scroll would be simpler. I could understand that. Here is a way of writing that will last! I’m told that as long as the laws of God’s creation allow this blog to exist in the blogosphere, it will continue to be available all over the world! These words I’m typing will be here for anyone who takes the trouble to Google anything that approximates 100words, Crossroads, 100huntleystreet, etc. Please help share this blog with others. Remember, a person can start any day and in just 24 months complete the reading of the Bible from cover to cover, New Testament to the Old Testament and back to the New, book by book.

Yours for making absolutely sure that God’s Word is faithfully communicated!

David

14 thoughts on “Monday, February 10, 2020

  1. Amen! We encourage one another with the Word of God and richness of the Old Testament into New. Praise God for the Wesley brothers’ spread of Free Methodist revival and faith, which my roots are also embedded in. Thank You Lord God, for the blessings of this day on all the saints. We praise You on high. Amen! .

    A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. John 13:34 ESV

    Before the Throne of God Above – Selah [with lyrics]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MUNywhsZPU

  2. Dear Lord God, You are great and greatly to be praised. Thank You for not giving up on us. Even in Jeremiah’s day, You told people how to live, and You called them back to You. Thank You for Your faithful people, like David and his family, who are faithful to keep on giving out Your message – Your Word – to this world. Bless all Your messengers, Lord, and help every one of them to be faithful to You. May Your Word go out freely to all this world, accomplishing Your purposes wherever it goes. Thank You for Your good purposes for each of us. In Jesus’s great name, amen

      • All glory to God
        Bless you all and the Mainse Family
        for His God’s Word to Live On
        Praying for Family And Friends who don’t know You
        In A Personal Relationship

  3. Praying for everyone this and every day to honour our heavenly Father with praise and thanksgiving. Full moon last night and thankfully it’s clear so we can see it here in W.C. Alberta. How rich we are to experience such of a lot of God’s beauty on this amazing earth. Blessings on all believers this and every day.

    “As impossible as shoving a camel through the eye of a needle. We cannot do it. We cannot keep the commandments and get to God. No matter our wealth or prosperity, our religious accomplishment or social status, our youth or energy. With man it is impossible to “get eternal life.”
    But here’s the good news: “but with God all things are possible”.
    For The Rich Young Ruler (Matthew 19:16–30), it was his money. Note that this was the only person Jesus ever asked to sell all his possessions and give them to the poor. Not Nicodemus, or Zacchaeus, or Joseph of Arimathea, three famous wealthy men of the gospels. Just this man.
    The reason was simple: his possessions possessed him. He had to sell them to gain his soul. This is not a condition for everyone to follow Jesus. But it was essential for this man, since his possessions possessed him.” Dr. Jim Denison.

    Blessed Assurance: https://youtu.be/rDeiy9-t2GE

    • Amen Bill. I repeat your comment to Love Vast as the Ocean by Robin Marks–feeling it in my bones–that east coast song!

  4. Amen to all the posts and songs today. Am sharing the Word by putting the video version on my fb page trusting some will read it. Is the third snowy day here and am thanking God for some help I trust. Lord help us to keep the faith as Jeremiah did through much opposition. What a responsibility a prophet had in those days!

  5. Amen all bloggers for sharing!

    God is sooo good, He set us free to love, free to dance, free to sing: by God’s grace we are free; free from religious rules and regulations,

    What a glorious Day of the Lord!!

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