October 12 – Daily Notes – Amanda

pretending

Enduring trials and trusting God to take care of you doesn’t mean you have to pretend to enjoy the trial. Trials are hard. They’re not fun. God wants us to be honest with him about our pain and difficulties and then to trust him with the outcome. Jeremiah shows us a good example of this in our reading today. He willingly accepts persecution but is not excited about it. Faithfulness does not equal fake-ful-ness (yes, I made that up myself).

Jeremiah 19:1-21:14:

  • 1-13 – Jeremiah proclaims the coming destruction of Judah because they have worshipped false gods.
  • 1-6 – God told Jeremiah he would be persecuted but that God would ultimately protect him and destroy his enemies. Passhur the priest is the first example of this.
  • 7-18 – Jeremiah is confident in God’s protection of him, but is still not excited about the suffering he will endure.
  • 2-14 – Jeremiah does not have good news for King Zedekiah and his crew.

1 Thessalonians 5:4-28:

  • 9-11 – God created us for a purpose and that purpose is to know and follow him, not to walk towards destruction.
  • 12-19 – God calls us to gentleness and humility and Paul gives us good specifics on how to accomplish this.

Psalm 82:1-8:

  • Asaph calls for God to take care of his enemies.

Proverbs 25:7b-10:

Hastiness comes up again as a bad thing. Wisdom definitely falls in line with patience and thinking through things.

2 thoughts on “October 12 – Daily Notes – Amanda

  1. Faking Fine is a book title and the author uses Psalms as an example of crying out honestly during our trials… just like here w Jeremiah. Fake-fullness Good one. Micki

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    1. I’ll definitely check that book out.

      And thanks for liking my jokes!! Everyone else should make a note that I’m guaranteed to like you if you like my jokes.

      -Amanda

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