When You Hit Rock-Bottom

Scripture: “So the officials took Jeremiah from his cell and lowered him by ropes into an empty cistern in the prison yard. It belonged to Malkijah, a member of the royal family. There was no water in the cistern, but there was a thick layer of mud at the bottom, and Jeremiah sank down into

Blessing in the Staying or Going

In our lives, we experience crossroad decisions where God gives us the choice of whether we want to stay or go. It may be a result of the circumstances in our lives or a desire placed in our hearts. It’s really important that these decisions are not just based on our opinion. Decisions that can thrust us into a new direction require us to make sure that it is in alignment with what God has previously directed us to do. Jeremiah did not sacrifice his calling as a prophet of God to go and relax in Babylon. He was committed to what God had asked him to do…

The Unpopular Path

Jeremiah had a unique call from God on his life. He was to be a prophet to Judah in a very difficult time. The people would experience judgement for their sins and deportation from their homeland. While other prophets tried to console the people and tell them what they wanted to hear, Jeremiah was faithful and obedient to tell God’s truth. The message was unpopular, and Jeremiah stood alone…

Future Restoration of Current Realities

“Now I want to say something more about this city. You have been saying, ‘It will fall to the king of Babylon through war, famine, and disease.’ But this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I will certainly bring my people back again from all the countries where I will scatter them in my fury. I will bring them back to this very city and let them live in peace and safety. They will be my people, and I will be their God. And I will give them one heart and one purpose: to worship me forever, for their own good and for the good of all their descendants. And I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good for them. I will put a desire in their hearts to worship me, and they will never leave me. I will find joy doing good for them and will faithfully and wholeheartedly replant them in this land…

The God Who Restores

Scripture: “While Jeremiah was still locked up in jail, a second Message from God was given to him: ‘This is God’s Message, the God who made earth, made it livable and lasting, known everywhere as God: ‘Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your