October 21

Jeremiah 37:1-38:28; 1 Timothy 6:1-21; Psalm 89:38-52; Proverbs 25:28

The times around us may be dangerous and there may even be all out hostility against you. Regardless of the signs of the times, God can take care of those who belong to Him.

Jeremiah refused to compromise his values and he would speak truthfully for God even in the face of death threats. What would give Jeremiah this type of confidence since the Kings of Israel and the foreign kings were known to be brutal? He trusted God’s ability to protect him!

Even when Jeremiah’s enemies tried several times to harm Him, God always showed up to protect him. This is a function of God’s favor. Jeremiah was imprisoned, put at the bottom of a well to die and he was secretly ambushed. Yet, God always got him out.

God didn’t just do this for Jeremiah! He will do it for you!! Trust God’s protection because God’s “favor surrounds you like a shield.” (Psalm 12:5)

Tomorrow’s Reading:  Jeremiah 39:1-41:18; 2 Timothy 1:1-18; Psalm 90:1-91:16; Proverbs 26:1-2

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