October 28 – Daily Notes – Amanda

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Just kidding! Do you ever tease someone with something a little bit mean and then cover it up by saying “just kidding”? The thing you said was still mean. And let’s be honest, you at least kind of meant it. Ellen Degeneres says, “if you’re joking, we should both be laughing.” Check out what Proverbs says about it today.

Jeremiah 51:54-52:34:

  • 54-58 – The Lord declares the total destruction of Babylon.
  • 1-11 – This account of Jerusalem’s destruction is actually a recap of the destruction before the exile. This is not another destruction.
  • 12-23 – This recounts the destruction of the temple just before exile. This was the most devastating act.
  • 24-30 – This is a recap of the people being taken into exile.
  • 31-34 – This ending is the same way 2 Kings ended when we see a slight glimmer that there’s hope even in the face of devastating exile.

Titus 3:1-15:

  • 3-7 – A powerful testimony of the transformation brought on by God’s powerful grace.
  • 8-11 – Clearly there were people struggling with all these things Titus is being warned against. Genealogies may have been bad because people were relying on their heritage for salvation instead of relying on Christ.

Psalm 100:1-5:

  • A beautiful, easy to memorize psalm. This psalm is encouraging and reminds us how much God cares for us and that he is worthy of praise.

Proverbs 26:18-19:

  • A word of warning to all those who use the guise of joking to say hateful things to others.

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