Jeremiah 44: 24—47: 7
I love how Baruch’s response to what he was drafting for Jeremiah is included in the Bible. It’s not like scribes don’t know what they are recording. I can just imagine these two dudes sitting there, Jeremiah relaying all the prophecies to Baruch, Baruch is writing and writing and starting to get concerned. I would imagine he is waiting for the part that says either, “JK! LOL!” or “except Jeremiah and his faithful scribe.” But no such phrase comes, and Baruch is over come with the devastation of this information. In a fit of emotion, he is all like, “As if my life is not bad enough being your dumb scribe, now I am going to be exiled too?” But look at the Lord’s character revealed through His response to Baruch! He says, “Stick with me kid, don’t seek what those other jokers are wanting for themselves, I will give you life.”
From there, a transition in prophecy happens again in this book. Jeremiah then relay’s the judgements coming for the nations and promises the re-gathering of Israel.
2 Timothy 2: 22—3: 17
False teachers will always cause divisions in our churches. This is how Satan takes us out. He sows seeds disunity through half-truths and dumb arguments over stupid things. When a church is ununified, it is rendered useless. Then Satan sits back and says, “Mission accomplished.” But nothing can stop a church when people learn to deal with each other with patience and gentleness. When Truth wins the day, unity abounds.
But in these times, there are people on a mission in our churches to cause division. Paul tells Tim and us to stay away from them. We have to quietly watch what is in the wake of people we area listening to. If in their wake is division, love of money, scoffing at God, disobedience, ungratefulness, no love, and hatefulness then we are to have nothing to do with them. The crazy thing is they act religious, but in actuality they are an enemy of God. This is the reason Paul says to stay away from them. If they don’t have a real relationship with God, you can talk, fight and spare with them until you are blue in the face, but they will not change because they don’t have the power of the Spirit in them. Getting into arguments with them is, like Paul said, foolish.
Psalm 94: 1-23
Proverbs 26: 6-8
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