Monday, June 23, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 71 Wednesday

Jeremiah chapter 17

Does God issue any commands?

  • God told Jeremiah to go stand in the king's gate and preach to the king the message sent from God, specifically a message telling them to observe the sabbath day.

Does God make any promises?

  • God states that Judah's sins are graven upon the table of their heart with a pen of iron made with a point of a diamond. Because of these sins the substance of the people would become spoils and the people would go into captivity.
  • God pronounced a curse upon people who depend on other people for their ultimate protection.
  • God said that the man who trusted in the LORD would be blessed like tree planted by the waters. (See Psalm 1 in comparison)
  • God promised that He would search each heart and reward each person according to the fruit of their doings.
  • God promised blessings to the throne of Judah and the descendants of David if they would institute the observation of the sabbath day once more. But if they would not, a fire would be kindled that would devour the palaces of Jerusalem.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • Jesus is the judge that searches the hearts and who will reward each person according to the fruit of their doings.
  • Jesus is the refuge of the righteous in the day of evil.

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?

  • The day of judgment when each person will be rewarded according to the fruit of his or her doings is yet to come for us.

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Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalms 19:14 (KJV)