Gems 2015 —- October 19 Scripture Selection: Jeremiah 3-4

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

October 19 Scripture Selection: Jeremiah 3-4

Food for Thought: Jer. 3:1, 22; 4:1, 2

The mercy of the Lord is beyond anything we can comprehend with our simple, human minds (but our spirit joined with His can certainly grasp and accept it). If He was willing to take back the adulterous Israel, He will take back anyone or any nation. There is ALWAYS hope for our nation! No demon or false religion is so strong that it could defeat the power and love of the Almighty God. Though the forces of evil try with all they have, God is greater, and His mercy reaches further.

The Psalms declare that His mercy reaches to the heavens (57:10), and that “the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting…(100:5).” Psalm 86:5 adds, “For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.” His mercy cannot be measured in space or time, and it goes infinitely beyond what we deserve. Therefore, there is always hope.

So on behalf of ourselves and our nation, let us declare as the Psalmist does in Psalm 57:2, 3, “I will cry out to God Most High, to God who performs all things for me. He shall send from heaven and save me; He reproaches the one who would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.” The Psalmist also states confidently, “If I say, ‘My foot slips,’ Your mercy, O Lord, will hold me up (94:18),” and “I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever (Ps. 52:8b).”

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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