The Prophet’s Pen

Monday – The Prophets
Jeremiah 16—17

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The Lord forbad Jeremiah to marry, intended to shock the people into awareness of the coming disaster of exile that would come upon them, if they failed to repent. God did not want children to be brought into such a world.

Sometimes we hear that from parents about today’s world. The way you live points others to the reality of God’s presence to them. When the Lord calls persons to celibacy it is to witness to the absolute sufficiency of Christ in one’s life.

Chapter 17 is a blending of verses that will remind you of the Psalms and the Book of Proverbs. Read Jeremiah slowly here, as the prophet etches the power of his pen upon your heart. Embrace these words, which will be food for you this day that the Lord has made. Does the Lord invite you to write?

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
What are these?
To You shall the nations come. 16:18
Blessed are those who trust in You. 17:7
You searching both mind and heart 17:10
You heal me and save me, Lord. 17:14

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This Holy Week, 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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Power of Confession

Monday – The Prophets
Jeremiah 13—15

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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.

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
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

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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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Honesty

Monday – The Prophets
Jeremiah 10—12

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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?

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
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

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This is the Fourth Week in Lent, Year A.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets; during Lent we read Jeremiah; during the Easter seasons, Ezekiel.

Scripture Recordings in over 700 languages!
Faith Comes By Hearing

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The Firestarters and readings are posted in the timezone UTC+12,
so that they are available in New Zealand and other regions
near the International Date Line.