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10/7/19 One Year Bible Recap

Jeremiah 8: 8—9: 26 Can you imagine being in Jeremiah’s position?  Can you imagine God pronouncing judgement on your people, town or nation and you are given the task of telling them that judgement is coming only to be ignored?  And God tells us that this judgement is coming simply because they refuse to acknowledge that He is Lord.  They have no lack of … Read More 10/7/19 One Year Bible Recap

10/5/19 One Year Bible Recap

Jeremiah 4: 19—6: 15 Ok, I am totally absorbed in the imagery Jeremiah is using.  In chapter 4 he communicates the pain he feels for Judah.  This is the pain of someone who knows the truth and is folding himself inside out to communicate it to a people who just want to ignore God.  It is heartbreaking.  And in Chapter 5 he communicates the … Read More 10/5/19 One Year Bible Recap

10/4/19 One Year Bible Recap

Jeremiah 2: 31—4: 18 Jeremiah spends chapters 2-45 relating the prophecies he has been given about the judgement of Judah.  I was so struck today by the fact that it seems God’s people want to do everything BUT worship him.  The picture painted for me today by Jeremiah was the fact that Israel and Judah did not lack enthusiasm for all things spiritual, they … Read More 10/4/19 One Year Bible Recap

10/3/19 One Year Bible Recap

Jeremiah 1: 1—2: 30 There are two kinds of people in the world.  Ones who love timelines and chronology and ones who abhor timelines and chronology.  Jeremiah is the second.  He is our gypsy-like uncle who always smells of patchouli oil and incense.  He moves through life feeling deeply and trying to get others to feel deeply too.  He also cries a lot.  Jeremiahs … Read More 10/3/19 One Year Bible Recap

10/2/19 One Year Bible Recap

Isaiah 66: 1-24 As we finish the book of Isaiah the Lord drives home the point that future restoration is coming, it is not here yet and when he moves it will be so fast that it will be like having a baby the moment after the labor pain starts.  And all God’s women said, “Amen.”  Despite the fact that Lord comes with fire … Read More 10/2/19 One Year Bible Recap

10/1/19 One Year Bible Recap

Isaiah 62: 6—65: 25 “The Lord says, “I was ready to respond, but no one asked for help.  I was ready to be found, but no one was looking for me.  I said, ‘Here I am, here I am!’ to a nation that did not call on my name.”  Can you agree with that statement by the Lord?  Can you recall the previous books … Read More 10/1/19 One Year Bible Recap

9/30/19 One Year Bible Recap

Isaiah 60: 1—62:5 This book was written to remind Israel that they are God’s chosen people and that He will fulfill the promises He made to them.  In these closing chapters He drives home the point that redemption for them as a nation is still in the future.  This future time will be like nothing we have ever seen.  In their circumstances, ya know—the … Read More 9/30/19 One Year Bible Recap

9/28/19 One Year Bible Recap

Isaiah 54: 1—57: 14 God’s ways are higher than our ways.  This is very good news.  He solved the problem of sin by sending His son to earth to live as the Suffering Servant and be sacrificial lamb for the wrath that sin incurred.  That wrath was poured out on the Suffering Servant on the cross and then Suffering Servant ascended to Heaven proving … Read More 9/28/19 One Year Bible Recap

9/27/19 One Year Bible Recap

Isaiah 51: 1—53: 12 The first part of the section today is God asking the faithful remnant to wake up and pay attention.  He is telling them that they will get complacent in the exile and not realize when they have finished drinking from the “cup of wrath.”  Is that just so like us humans to get use to and comfortable with our surroundings … Read More 9/27/19 One Year Bible Recap

9/26/19 One Year Bible Recap

Isaiah 48: 12—50:11 We are switching gears again in these chapters.  God has finished up telling us about the woes and how He would use Assyria and Babylon to exact judgement but then those nations would not escape judgement either.  This is what Bible Knowledge Commentary said about the coming chapters: Chapters 49–57 may be divided into four parts: (1) The Servant, being rejected … Read More 9/26/19 One Year Bible Recap

9/25/19 One Year Bible Recap

Isaiah 45: 11—48: 11 Never have I realized that part of the point of this book is to challenge them and us to think critically.  Thinking critically means we ask the hard questions of the circumstances going on around us.  God says to them, “Have your idols ever told you what will happen or really saved you from any suffering?”  God, knowing the answer … Read More 9/25/19 One Year Bible Recap

9/24/19 One Year Bible Recap

Isaiah 43: 14—45: 10 I love God for exposing how dumb idols are.  I also love that we get to see his perfect humor in these verses.  As someone who loves to make people laugh this makes me feel a connection to God is some weird way.  God points out to us that someone might make an idol, have to hammer it out or … Read More 9/24/19 One Year Bible Recap