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The people of Jeremiah’s time had lost a sense of the power of God, placing more confidence in idolatry. Pray that words of the prophet will break you free from any brands of idolatry in your life.
Have a page of your journal open. Make a list of what the Spirit brings to your awareness as manifestations in your own life of what Jeremiah is preaching. What are your fears and worries that may be symptoms that your faith in the power of God is weakening in the face of temptation? Be honest …courageously honest. Feel the links that connect you with these people seven centuries before Christ.
Chapters 11 and 12 contain two of six personal laments of the prophet. They have Job-like power and beauty. How would you express laments about your own personal losses?
What are these?
There is none like you, O Lord. 10:6
You the One who formed all things 10:16
Correct me, Lord, with justice. 10:24
You in my mouth and my heart 12:2
This is the Fourth Week in Lent, Year A.
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Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets; during Lent we read Jeremiah; during the Easter seasons, Ezekiel.
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