October 9

Jeremiah 12:1-14:10; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:8; Psalm 79:1-13; Proverbs 24:30-34

What is your threshold for frustration with God? Each of us has a limit. In our immature days, the slightest thing bothered us. But in truth, there is so much that we just do not and cannot know.

Can the existence of questions shake your faith? Or, is your faith strong enough that even in the presence of persistent questions, you can stand strong? Jeremiah was asked by God to do some really strange things. And, he did them all. He would walk naked to illustrate a prophetic point that God wanted to make but he could not fathom how evil people could prosper.

God challenges Jeremiah with 2 proverbs, which really asked him, if you can’t handle that conundrum, how will you ever be ready to handle the biggest issues? It was a call to maturity. Because faith is given to us so we can operate in areas that we do not understand, our walk with God has to leave room for things we just do not understand. Can you trust God’s heart even when you can’t trace His hand?

Tomorrow’s Reading:  Jeremiah 14:11-16:15; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-3:13; Psalm 80:1-19; Proverbs 25:1-5

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