Week 31   Day 3

           

 

            we may know many things 
           
be the repository of a lot of facts 
           
possess a deep well of information 

           
we may be able to present
           
a very persuasive intellectual argument 
                                   
but
            unless we are also convinced
                            
emotionally  
                             and
spiritually 
           
we remain essentially unconvinced 

           
the prophet Jeremiah spoke about
           
the law of God 
                   
written on our hearts  

           
        so that we may not only give 
           
        an intellectual assent to something  
           
                         but  

                    that we may be so persuaded  
           
        of the goodness and grace of God  
           
        that we will act upon those gifts  
           
        and let those treasures of God live in us 

                          
is there still something 

                           God is trying to
                          
write on your heart  
                       
          reveal to you  
                       
          persuade you of  
                       
          that you need to receive 

  

                                                                         ---rus

 

 

 

                                     TO THE PALACE
                Righteousness needs to start at the top

                             with the king and officials.
                                     Jeremiah 22 & 31

 

     1Thus says the Lord:  2"Hear, O king of Judah, you who sit

on the throne of David, you and your servants and your people

who enter these gates!  3Execute judgment and righteousness,

and deliver the plundered out of the hand of the oppressor.  Do

no wrong and do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or

the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.  4 If you listen

to these words, then kings who sit on the throne of David shall
enter
this house, riding on horses and in chariots, accompanied
by
servants and people.  5But if you will not hear, then this house
shall become a desolation.
     6"You are Gilead to Me, the head of Lebanon; yet I surely

will make you a wilderness, cities which are not inhabited.

8Many nations will pass by and everyone will say to his neighbor,

'Why has the Lord done so to this great city?'  9Then they will

answer, 'Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord

their God, and worshiped other gods and served them.'

     13"Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness

and his chambers by injustice, who uses his neighbor's service

without wages, and gives him nothing for his work,

14who says, 'I will build myself a wide and spacious house,

and cut out windows for it, paneling it with cedar.'

15Shall you reign because you enclose yourself in cedar? 

Did not your father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness?

16He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well.

Was not this knowing Me?" says the Lord.

17"Yet your eyes and your heart are for nothing but

your covetousness, for shedding innocent blood;

and practicing oppression and violence."

     31"Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will

make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the

house of Judah--32not according to the covenant that I made

with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead

them out of the land of Egypt.   33But this is the covenant:  I will
put
My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; I will be
their God, and they shall be My people.  34No more shall
every
man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother,
saying,
'Know the Lord,' for they all shall know Me, from the
least of
them to the greatest of them, says the Lord.  I will
forgive their
iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more." 
            This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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