October 7

Jeremiah 8:8-9:26; Colossians 3:1-17; Psalm 78:32-55; Proverbs 24:27

Even though God taught Israel to follow the law, He was more interested in their heart! The law was only a way to constrain their actions so that they would not incite God’s judgment.

Israel failed miserably at this and that is why they were exiled. God explains something very powerful to Israel, and thus, to us. God says that He is looking for people whose hearts are circumcised. After all, God has always wanted our hearts.

Where is your heart in relation to God? He does want your actions! God wants to know that your heart in following Him. Do you obey God because you have to? If so, your heart is not circumcised. If you obey God because you love Him, then your heart is right towards God. Search your heart and determine if it is duty or desire that drives you to serve God.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Jeremiah 10:1-11:23; Colossians 3:18-4:18; Psalm 78:56-72; Proverbs 24:28-29

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