Jeremiah 36:1 In the fourth year of King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2 Take a scroll and write on it all the words that I have spoken to you against Israel and Judah and all the nations, from the day I spoke to you, from the days of Josiah until today. 3 It may be that when the house of Judah hears of all the disasters that I intend to do to them, all of them may turn from their evil ways, so that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.
As I was reading this I thought how naive God appears here. I mean, how many times has God sent the same essential message to the Israelites? Why would God expect a different result this time? But then I realize this isn’t naïveté on God’s part, but a deep sense of love and hope that the people would turn back from their iniquity and avoid destruction.
I think of my own children and my role as their father. What would it look like for me to be this gracious to them? Then I think of myself as a child of God. Yes, God has given me many chances to turn from my sin. More chances than I can count. This morning I’m grateful for our heavenly Father who never gives up on me – or you – but always gives another chance to get it right. Thank you Lord for your mercy and goodness. Amen.
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Love your program! What is the name of the great song you played Sept.,6 that sounds like Blue Bayou or Blessed by You – that is unusual and wonderful – listen to you in SD on KPRZ
Maggie thank you for your kind words. I’m not sure which song you’re referring to but I’ll ask our worship leader about it. Blessings from Texas!
thanks for your wise words they made it to new Zealand…
Thank you so much for your kind words. They are an encouragement and blessing to me. Peace to you my friend – in New Zealand!