7“Therefore, behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when they shall no longer say, ‘As the Lord lives who brought up the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt,’ 8 but ‘As the Lord lives who brought up and led the offspring of the house of Israel out of the north country and out of all the countries where hea had driven them.’ Then they shall dwell in their own land.”
What are we to say that is hopeful?
Jeremiah points out earnestly wanting to know Scriptures - as we are - is a sign of hope.
When we admit we are not perfect people and need Jesus to be our righteousness. There is hope. When we see people have changed denominations looking for the Scripture to be preached as an Authoritative Word of God - this is wonderful and this is - This Generation.
Think about this as an idea - if we put all of this to a popular vote. 92% of Congress professes Jesus is Lord. What Changes we could bring to please God. Pray! Why doesn't more effective change happen. Good question. If you could secretly poll the brain of all the congress people - they would all like more positive changes to bring the lasting hope of God to the People of the United States. They just don't want to be the squeaky geek to lead the charge. Looks ineffective. It's risky to stand up like that in front of your colleagues. Pray for us all to have personal courage. Because really there are good people willing. If they had the Shepherd to pull them together.
Lord Jesus is willing - help us to be willing. In His precious name. Amen.
Our country, has more adoptions per 100 births than any other country on earth. People want to love children. God tells us in the Gospel - this is a good and godly aspect.
When we say that marriage does matter. Loyalty and vows. Covenant is rare, but marriage is covenant. You are rarely asked in Church to stand up and vow your life before God. We put the interests of our Word and Promise to God as something needed. That is important! This is very basic structure to our framework of our existence as a People. People who need God.
We need to make sure we are the generation that doesn't shrug away what the Word of God says. Even as we understand that the Law of Jesus is Spirit to worship in our heart knowing what He says is Love. The Spirit of God is for Peace. The Spirit of God makes a Path to bring forward the way He gave each of us with His Plan and Gifts.
God likes Billy Graham. He has seen the last Chapter and knew it was going to turn out ok.
Let's turn out ok, ourselves, and bring this chapter to a Higher Path for Him. Love is going to be a peacemaker and a blessing for those who call upon Jesus, believe in their hearts and profess with their mouths. Jesus will be our righteousness. Jesus help us take our lives and others to a Higher Path.
And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul
Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Perhaps the LORD God Almighty will have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.
Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.
1 Peter 3:21
and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also--not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
We went to a funeral today of an amazing man who lived to be 89 years old. The Sermon was excellent. The Minister was a High School friend of my husband's. A Very Good Sermon. Yet the Sermon was truly this :
This man lived doing amazing deeds because he recognized with awe and wonder the work of the Holy Spirit in his life.
But the noble make noble plans,
and by noble deeds they stand.
This man lived knowing Father God profoundly changed his life. In miraculous ways. He lived saying Noble men make noble plans. Noble actions are called for in noble plans. Noble plans make noble men.
His sons stood up to give witness to their father's faith, which he called upon to instill in his sons. They spoke and my brother in law spoke of a life lived nobly. The Scriptural point they saw in their father was incorporated into the next Hymn. The entire funeral pointed out that by Scripture we move forward in God.
Faith creates Hope, creates Love, makes a Life pleasing to God.
I do not think I have ever seen witness to more faith. His wife of 62 years showed in her loss, in her hope of the Great Reunion, in her steadfast convictions - Jesus is our destination.
Father God, We give You great and profound thanks to have lived today seeing this family demonstrate the families of faith in our Nation. And ask Your blessing upon them and ask You, Father God, bless the families of this Nation to continue to be blessed by You and rise up to have another Great Awakening of the Holy Spirit for Your Glory. In Jesus the Lord. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †