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Week 31 Day 2
God expects and demands integrity
we cannot live against God and then
come into the temple and worship
we cannot live all week
as though God doesn't exist
and then come to church
on Sunday and pray.
What do you glory in?
Jeremiah reminds us to glory in
in knowing God
To know God is to become like God
We cannot know God and
hate our brother
We cannot love God and
take advantage of
profit at another person's expense
look the other way
be deaf to the pain of others.
Jeremiah declared the word of the Lord
but people did not want to hear it
and started a smear campaign.
TO THE TEMPLEWorshiping what your hands have made is a worthless religion. Jeremiah 7, 9 & 18
1The Lord, said, 2"Stand in the gate of the Lord's house, and
proclaim there this word, 'Hear all you of Judah who enter in at
these gates to worship the Lord! Amend your ways and I will
cause you to dwell in this place. 5 If you thoroughly execute
judgment between a man and his neighbor, 6if you do not oppress
the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and do not shed
innocent blood in this place, or walk after other gods to your
hurt, 7then I will cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that
I gave to your fathers forever and ever.
8"'Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot profit. 9Will
you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, burn incense
to Baal, and walk after other gods whom you do not know,
10and then come and stand before Me in this house which is
called by My name? 11Has My house become a den of thieves?'"
23Thus says the Lord:
"Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
Let not the mighty glory in his might; nor the rich man his riches.
24But let him who glories glory in this,
That he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord,
Exercising loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth.
For in these I delight," says the Lord.
11"Now speak to Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
saying, 'Thus says the Lord: "Behold, I am devising a plan
against you. Return now every one from his evil way, and
make your ways and your doings good."'" 12And they said,
"This is hopeless! We will walk according to our own
plans, and every one obey the dictates of his evil heart."
13Therefore thus says the Lord:
"Ask now among the Gentiles, who has heard such things?
14Will a man leave the snow water which comes from the rock?
Will the cold flowing waters be forsaken for strange waters?
15My people have forgotten Me, they have burned incense
to worthless idols. They have stumbled from the ancient paths
to walk in pathways and not on a highway, 16to make their
land desolate and a perpetual hissing; everyone who passes by
will be astonished and shake his head. 17 I will scatter them
as with an east wind before the enemy."
18Then they said, "Come, let us devise plans against
Jeremiah. Let us attack him with the tongue, and not give
heed to any of his words." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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