'Jeremiah' Tagged Posts
Have you ever been in a situation, a difficult spot, a hard place in your life when you thought that there was no way out, no answer to your problem, no deliverance from your dilemma? I’m sure that Abram felt somewhat like that when God promised to make him a father of many nations at the age of 75. As Abram waited on God to fulfill His promise he wasn’t getting any younger nor was his wife Sarai. Tick, tick, tick, tick…..so the time went. Abram eventually took the matter into his own hands and out of God’s. However, Ishmael was not the son of promise. At the ripe old age of 99, God reveals Himself to Abram as El Shaddai, God Almighty in Genesis 17:1 reaffirming the promise to make Abram the father of many nations and God did fulfill that promise with the birth of Isaac. WOW! Going back to our text, “Is there anything too hard for Almighty God?” Emphatically, unequivocally no!
Wow! Can you even imagine having a spring of water, let’s say an artesian well providing fresh water in the near east but deciding to gather water that will stagnate in cisterns that are broken? That’s exactly what Israel was guilty of and we as Christians too. We have forsaken the source of living water (Jesus) that’s always fresh and refreshing and decided to gather the polluted water of this world in cisterns that are broken! How foolish we are! God calls it evil.
…neither could they blush. We don’t hear much about people “blushing” anymore but there is plenty to blush about as we see our society plunge deeper into what was once considered aberrant behavior with impunity.
One thing for sure we can take to the bank….
Many adjectives describe the word of God and here in Jeremiah we see it as a fire and a hammer.
There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin sick soul.
My main problem is not with the people and things around me but the sin that resides in me.
the Creator of all flesh isn’t limited in power as we who are flesh;