Refuge Apart from God?

Monday, March 4, 2012

Jeremiah 42—45

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Fear infected God’s people as they witnessed the power of the king of Babylon stretching everywhere. Jeremiah was sought out to find God’s will, yet when he found it, the people rejected it. Despite their promise to do whatever God would say through Jeremiah, they did what they were told not to do—seek safety in Egypt.

No matter how many “kings of Babylon” are coming against you, God can turn any evil design to God’s own ends. God not only is not far away from what is threatening you, but also is present within these forces, ready to turn them to your advantage and salvation. But you must obey, not seeking safety in any Egypts in your life.

Make this reading personal to you. What is coming against you? Are you seeking refuge apart from God?

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This is the Third Week in Lent, Year C.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets. During Lent, we read the prophet Jeremiah.