October 23 – Daily Notes – Amanda

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Today’s proverb warns us not to follow the habits and actions of fools. This seems obvious, but sometimes it’s far too easy. Fools get attention. Fools sometimes find short-term success. Fools seem to skate through life. But foolishness doesn’t honor God and honoring God should be our ultimate desire.

Jeremiah 42:1-44:23:

  • 1-6 – Jeremiah agrees to seek God for the leaders who seem desperate to know his will.
  • 7-22 – Jeremiah instructs the leaders not to go to Egypt or they will die, but he feels certain that they will still go because they haven’t obeyed anything else he’s said.
  • 1-7 – Johanan and the other commanders did not believe Jeremiah and took the remnant of Judah, including Jeremiah, to Egypt.
  • 1-23 – Jeremiah explains that Judah’s destruction was because they worshipped other gods. They argue with him, but he confirms that this was the reason.

2 Timothy 2:1-21:

  • 1-7 – Just like every pursuit has its difficulties, following Christ has its own. Paul encourages Timothy to accept these struggles.
  • 15 – We will all be held to account one day regarding what we did on earth. Paul encourages Timothy to be able to stand with confidence before the Lord because of what he has done.
  • 17-18 – Paul warns Timothy of all those intent on preaching a false gospel. Paul had, and Timothy would, face much opposition.
  • 20-21 – Just because you started out dishonorable doesn’t mean you have to stay that way. God can cleanse any of us.

Psalm 92:1-93:5:

  • 1-9 – The psalmist recounts all the ways that the Lord is great and worthy of praise.
  • 1-5 – Many of us could stand to revere God more like the psalmists did.

Proverbs 26:3-5:

  • 3-4 – We are not to mimic the fool or we will have the same fate.

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