Eliminating God…

Jeremiah 36:24-25 Neither the king nor his attendants showed any signs of fear or repentance at what they heard. Even when Elnathan, Delaiah, and Gemariah begged the king not to burn the scroll, he wouldn’t listen.

Psalm 74:8 Then they thought, “Let’s destroy everything!”
    So they burned down all the places where God was worshiped.

When Baruch read God’s Word that came through the prophet Jeremiah to King Jehoiakim, the message fell on deaf ears. He was not afraid and refused to repent.  Only three people protested when he burned the scroll.  The king not only refused to listen to the Word of God, he also tried to destroy it.

When the enemies of Israel conquered them, they burned down all of the places that held any trace of God.  Such is the response of all who hate God.  Many people today are trying to eliminate God from all aspects of public life.  It takes courage to speak out against those who disregard and disrespect God and His Word.  When we decide to live for God, we must be willing to stand up for Him and maintain our Christian influence while not becoming discouraged.  No one can eliminate God’s presence from His Believers.  Our faith shines brightest in the midst of darkness.

My reading schedule this week:

August 20   Habakkuk
August 21   Jeremiah 41-45
August 22   Jeremiah 46-48
August 23   Jeremiah 49-50
August 24   Jeremiah 51-52
August 25   Lamentations 1:1-3:36
August 26   Lamentations 3:37-5:22

NOTE:  I am following the Chronological Timeline from ewordtoday.com.  Bible Gateway has an online reading plan if you would rather have an online version.

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About Jill Potts Jones

I am a Believer. I believe in God. I believe that Jesus Christ is THE Son of God. I believe that Jesus died so I can have eternal life. I am not ashamed to say that the Lord Jesus Christ is my God and my Savior!
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