October 13 – Daily Notes – Amanda

Thank you card

As many of you have thanked me for these notes or mentioned something you noticed about them, I am continually thankful for your faithfulness. This, of course, makes me feel very biblical because, Paul, in many of his letters, including today’s 2 Thessalonians reading, thanks God for various believers’ faithfulness. Know that your faithfulness in reading studying Scripture is blessing me immensely! Thank you!!

Jeremiah 22:1-23:20:

  • 1-10 – God, once again, gives the house of David (the king of Judah) the opportunity to repent.
  • 30 – This verse is problematic because it seems to have God break his promise that the line of David would always be in power. But wait…
  • 1-2 – Judah’s rulers were supposed to care for the people but they led them into destruction instead.
  • 5-6 – Who does this sound like God is describing? JESUS!! This is a messianic prophecy, which fulfills God’s covenant that David’s line would always reigns and solves the problem of corrupt leadership for Judah.

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12:

  • 1-4 – Paul and his companions continue to be thankful for the faithfulness of the Thessalonians.
  • 5-10 – The Thessalonians faced great persecution because of their faith. Paul encourages them that their suffering would be justified and rectified by Jesus.

Psalm 83:1-18:

  • 1-8 – Asaph calls upon God to aid God’s people against their enemies.
  • 9-18 – Asaph knew he could ask this because he had seen God squash enemies for the sake of his people before.

Proverbs 25:11-14:

  • These verses give clear, simple ways to bless and harm others.

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