Daily D – Jeremiah 32:17, 27; 33:3
Jeremiah 32:17 Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. (NIV)
**Jeremiah 32:27 I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? (NIV)
**Jeremiah 33:3** Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. (NIV)
Prayerlessness is indifference. Prayerlessness is carelessness. Prayerlessness is heedlessness.
If we put a little effort into it, we could come up with a few more “lessnesses.”
The three verses at the top of the page today are among people’s favorite verses to memorize. It would do us well to revisit these chapters. Chapter 32 in particular is a message of judgment and disaster. God shows Jeremiah what lies on the other side of disaster but first comes disaster. It would be good to understand what caused the disaster and avoid similar behavior and mindsets.
Chapter 33 describes the restoration to come and the promise of the Messiah. (See verses 15 and following.)
Commit these verses to memory. Remember where they came from. Take full note of their context. Align your mind with God’s thoughts. Attune your heart to his love. Acknowledge the wonderful reality of 32:17:
Nothing is too hard for you.
Listen carefully as God declares
Practice the presence of God and the joy of discovery in response to 33:3:
God has invited you into his presence. He has made the way open and accessible by Jesus. This is a good day to learn how to pray. This is a good day to practice prayerfulness.
I will pray at all times with all kinds of prayer practices.
Our Father, teach us to pray in days of looming disaster and days of restoration. Teach us to pray now and always. Amen.
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Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your city gates.“
Deuteronomy 1:2, 3 It is an eleven-day journey from Horeb to Kadesh-barnea by way of Mount Seir. In the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first of the month, Moses told the Israelites everything the Lord had commanded him to say to them.
Psalm 52:8, 9 ”But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God; I trust in God’s faithful love forever and ever. I will praise you forever for what you have done. In the presence of your faithful people, I will put my hope in your name, for it is good.“