Ready and Willing?

TODAY’S DAILY BIBLE READING

Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 41 –  Gamer Over

“But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah escaped from Johanan with eight men and went to the Ammonites.”  – Jeremiah 41:15

After conquering Judah and Jerusalem, Nebuchadnezzar appointed Gedaliah governor over the people. He allowed many of the Jews to remain in the land, and gavethem certain freedoms regarding their worship. Soon, those who had fled from Jerusalem… Read More

 

Jeremiah 42: Ready And Willing

“Whether it is pleasing or displeasing, we will obey the voice of the Lord our God…” – Jeremiah 42:6

A few years back I attended a men’s conference where this verse was shared during a worship session. Like most, I was encouraged by the sentiment of it, until I recalled the context. You see, as beautiful as the verse is, it is declared by a group of people who have no real intention of doing what the Lord says. The verse might better read, “we will obey as long as the Lord tells us what we want to hear… Read More

New Testament Reading: 1 Peter 3

1 Peter 3: Answers

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;” – 1 Peter 3:15

Shortly after coming to Christ, I was driving down PCH in Southern California and found myself stuck at one of the many red lights, waiting for the arrow to turn green so I could continue to my destination. It was a summer day, and since my car did not have AC, my windows were rolled down. A car pulled up next to me and the driver called out to get my attention. I had never seen him before, and to my knowledge have never seen him since, but what he said…Read More

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