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The Lord orders Jeremiah to express the sin of the people through various symbolic acts—wearing a rotting, linen sash, and later, wine bottles that the Lord would have smashed. Feel the impact of these images in your own spirit. Jeremiah will do for you what God had him do for the people of those times. God’s Word is eternal; it is alive for you today.
Come to appreciate the value of confessing specific sins. Each confession unfolds disorders in your spirit, gradually uncovering some basic, sinful tendency that needs the touch of the Lord to bring healing to your heart.
Pray with Jeremiah in his third lament in 15:10-21. Just as he does, take personal time to be with the Lord so that intimacy of expression will develop.
What are these?
You are in the midst of us. 14:9
Lord, we have sinned against you 14:20
Setting all my hope in you 14:22
Your words are a joy to me 15:16
This is the Fifth 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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