What I Read Today;
1 John 5 & 2 John; Acts 20; Jeremiah 31; Psalm 109; 1 Samuel 4-5
Jeremiah 31:31-34, “The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the Lord,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.” NRSV
The world was in chaos. Invaders were at the gate of the city. One kingdom was already destroyed. Now, Judah lay in the crosshairs of Babylon.
Yet, God is there.
He may not choose to remove us from harm’s way. But he will walk with us as we struggle to make sense of life’s problems. And God’s promise is secure. God’s promise to bring us to his heavenly home.
Our failures are too numerous to count. Our struggles are often self-inflicted. Yet our God is faithful in his grace and mercy towards us.