October 5 – Daily Notes – Amanda

shy away

Today’s proverb is awesome and convicting all at the same time. We tend to gloss over things and avoid calling out sin because we don’t want to judge, but sin is sin. It may not feel good to call it that, but avoiding the truth only hurts us and those who need to be called out.

Jeremiah 4:19-6:14:

  • 19-31 – Judah had become desolate, which was shameful. The people cried out in anguish over the sorrow of this.
  • 1-19 – Jeremiah tells God the people are not repenting. God declares his intent to punish them for their sins and even alludes to exile.
  • 20-31 – God reflects on the Israelites’ unwillingness to repent, how it has shaped them and declares that it’s absolutely necessary for him to punish them.
  • 1-14 – This is God’s warning to Jerusalem to repent or face certain consequences.

Colossians 1:21-2:7:

  • 24-29 – Paul considers his struggles and persecution worth it when people come to full faith in God.
  • 6 – You have the knowledge of who Christ is, now live in a way that shows it.

Psalm 77:1-20:

  • 1-9 – The psalmist wonders where God’s help is.
  • 10-15 – The psalmist, though feeling in need of God, is able to fall back on his experiences of God from the past to sustain him.

Proverbs 24:23-25:

  • 24-25 – Call a spade a spade. If someone is sinning, don’t compliment them for it or tell them it’s ok. Call out the sin.

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