Gems 2015 —

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

October 30 Scripture Selection: Jeremiah 25-26

Food for Thought: Jer. 26:12-18

God has always confirmed His Word by His Word. And He still does today for us personally. When receive a particular message or feel the Lord leading us in a certain direction, we can pause, pray about it, and ask Him for confirmation. It may come from the anointed words of another believer (which will never contradict the Bible if it is truly anointed), or straight from the Bible, or it may come directly from His Spirit speaking to ours. But the wonderful thing is that He will never leave us unsure of His will.

The apostle Peter spoke of the benefit and safety of the confirmation of the prophetic word in II Peter 1:19-21:

“And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”

Using the words of more than one person has been God’s way since the beginning, even in matters of accusing someone of sin. In fact, He included it in His Law. In Deuteronomy 19:15, He said, “One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established.” The Lord Jesus quoted the same scripture as He directed people on how to proceed when a person who has offended another. He admonished them, “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’” There were further steps if the accused refused to hear, and the Lord Himself followed them as He confronted Israel/Judah for her iniquities, using His chosen prophets through the years.

Regardless of whether a divine word given is one of warning, correction, or simply guidance or direction, the Lord will always back it up. This leaves people without excuse or any doubt as to the way we should go as we make decisions in our lives. The Lord loves us so much that He goes out of His way to make sure we know what to do.

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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