Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 279
Devotional Song: Go to this link … Please take the time to see/hear a video of the Maranatha Singers leading Promise Keepers in the old hymnOh God Our Help in Ages Past, declaring that our only hope is God through all generations
Highlight Passage: Jeremiah 20: 12-13 [NKJV} … Jeremiah relying on God …
12 But, O Lord of hosts,… You Who test the righteous and see the mind and heart. Let me see Your vengeance on them; for I have pleaded my cause before You.
13 Sing to the Lord! Praise the Lord! For He has delivered the life of the poor From the hand of evildoers.
Highlight Context - NKJV: Jeremiah 20: 1-13 [NKJV] … GO TO THIS LINK … Jeremiah prophesies to God’s people as to their downfall
Reference Passage #1 - NKJV: Proverbs 3: 5-6 [NKJV] … GO TO THIS LINK … Hope you know this one by heart … from Solomon to his son … truth as to trusting in God
Reference Passage #2: Jeremiah 1: 19 … [NKJV]
19 They will fight against you, … But they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you,” says the Lord, “to deliver you.”
Reference Passage #3 - NKJV: John 14: 15-18 [NKJV] … GO TO THIS LINK … Jesus’ promise of His “paraklete” … His Spirit as our forever helper
Reference Passage #4: John 16: 33 … [NKJV]
33 “ … These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Reference Passage #5: Romans 15: 13… [NKJV]
13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread devotional entry, authored by Jennifer Schuldt, took her readers (among them, me) back to the Old Testament prophesies of that “weeping prophet,” Jeremiah, … when he was charged to bring the bad news to Judah that they were about to be overrun by the Babylonians. Jeremiah was persecuted severely for his prophesies; and he lamented having even been born; … but even more to be the bearer of God’s bad news. Yet, in spite of the anguish and his own pain, he trusted in his God; and he went forward to carry God’s news to His peoples.
Oh how much more we have been given through God’s truth to be God’s messengers; … but now, as Jesus spoke to His disciples in the John 14 & 16 passages above, our Lord, Who is, as the Maranatha singers sing in the above linked song, our help in ages past - AND PRESENT - has sent us His helper, His comforter, His “paraklete,” … the Holy Spirit, … so that, as Jeremiah trusted Him to deliver God’s people, so we can trust in our Lord for deliverance no matter what we face.
Today’s attached photo may be over the edge with it’s levity; but I do hope we all take in all God gave me to share today; and then we take these truths and rely on God IN ALL THINGS. Let’s go out and have a “F.R.O.G.” day (“… Forever Relying On God!!!).
My Prayer for Today … Lord, … Relying on You in all things!! Amen
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