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Week 31 Day 7
your way of dealing with us
is with a love that never gives up
we give up on others too easily
when they say no to our requests
we often think they mean never
we see behavior that is appalling
and we turn away in disgust
shaking off the dust of further concern
we often give first rate commitments
to second rate causes
and miss the mark in the process
your way with us is like the shepherd
who faithfully seeks out the lost sheep
your way with us reminds us
that we belong to you
your way with us tells us
you never give up on us
you never give up
SIN SCATTERS ITS VICTIMS But God gathers them up and brings them home again. Jeremiah 30 & 31
2Thus speaks the Lord God of Israel: "Write in a book all the
words that I have spoken to you. 3Behold, the days are coming,
that I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah.
And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their
fathers, and they shall possess it.
8"In that day, I will break his yoke from your neck, and will
burst your bonds; foreigners shall no more enslave them. 9But
they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom
I will raise up for them.
10"Do not fear, nor be dismayed, O Israel; I will save you
from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity. Jacob
shall return, have rest and be quiet, and no one shall make him
afraid. 11For I am with you.
16"All those who devour you shall be devoured; and all your
adversaries shall go into captivity; those who plunder you shall
become plunder. 17 I will restore you and heal your wounds.
19"Out of the captivity of Jacob's tent shall proceed thanksgiving
and the voice of those who make merry. I will multiply them,
and they shall not diminish; I will also glorify them, and they
shall not be small. 20Their children shall be as before, and their
congregation established. I will punish all who oppress them.
21Their nobles shall be from among them; their governor shall
come from their midst."
1The Lord says, "I will be the God of all the families of
Israel, and they shall be My people. 2The people who survived
the sword found grace in the wilderness. 3Yes, I have loved
you with an everlasting love; with lovingkindness I have
drawn you. 4Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt,
O virgin of Israel! Adorned with your tambourines, you shall
go forth in the dances of those who rejoice.
7"Sing with gladness and shout; proclaim, give praise and
say, 'O Lord, save Your people, the remnant of Israel!' 9Behold,
I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from
the ends of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, the
woman with child and the one who labors with child; a great
throng shall return. 9They shall come with weeping. I will
cause them to walk by the rivers of waters, in a straight way in
which they shall not stumble; for I am a Father to Israel, and
Ephraim is My firstborn. 13 I will turn their mourning to joy,
and I will comfort them." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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