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Today’s Passage – Jeremiah 26 – 29 (Click on the references to listen to the audio – click here to view the text from the Blue Letter Bible website)

(Second Milers also read – Acts 19 – 21; Psalms 101 – 105; Proverbs 21)

Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Matthew 6:33

Read the “0821 Evening and Morning” devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

Read previous posts from today’s passage – “Make the Best of It” and “Who Can You Trust

“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13)

Jeremiah 29 is written to the captives that had been taken away from Jerusalem in the first wave to Babylon. Jeremiah is writing to them from Jerusalem, and is encouraging them to not lose heart; and to not quit following the Lord. No doubt, they were a discouraged people: they had been uprooted from the place that God had given their fathers; and they had been carried away into a strange land with strange gods and peculiar customs. They probably thought that God was finished with them; and that it was all over for them. Jeremiah reminds them that God is not done with them, and that their time spent in Babylon is only for a season. He exhorts them to make the best of it in the land of captivity: to marry, build houses, and plant orchards and vineyards so that they would not decrease during their stay there.

I have gone through seasons where it seemed as if God had abandoned me: times when it felt like I was miles away from God. I am encouraged by passages like this that remind me that God will never leave me nor forsake me; and even though it seems like He doesn’t care at times, I know He does. I will try to follow the exhortation of God through Jeremiah: keep searching for me with your whole heart, and eventually, I will find Him. I know that God hasn’t moved away. It is my heart that has positioned itself elsewhere; but when I search for God with all my heart, bringing my heart back to Him, He will once again reveal Himself to me and place me in that spiritual land of Canaan known as the will of God.


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Deb Leatherman
Deb Leatherman
6 months ago

Thank you Lord for being the Rock that never moves. For being faithful & steadfast for all your children, every hour of every day of every year, to eternity & beyond.

Bob Fenton
Bob Fenton
6 months ago

Amen. God will make a way, just as He did. when Israel cross the Red Sea when they had no place to go.He made a pathway for them to escape. He does the same for us today no matter what Red Sea we may face in this life and seek Him with our hearts He will find a pathway for us also, and let me a add this that God makes the impossible possible.like the post .

Desiree Ann Jones
Desiree Ann Jones
6 months ago

god will make a path to be successful in life. a path is something special that we need to have in our life we need direction we need to look for god for help. prayers wisdom beief that anything can make the difference in this world today.

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