Today I finished reading the book of Jeremiah and read the first two chapters of Lamentations. Jerusalem (Israel) and Judah are now exiled to Babylon.
Jeremiah poured out the heart of God, warning of this disaster if they continued in their evil ways, defying God in rebellion against His holiness. God sent warning after warning through His prophets in the Old Testament but not one of them could save themselves.
“Son of man, if a country sins against Me by committing unfaithfulness, and I stretch out My hand against it, destroy its supply of bread, send famine against it and cut off from it both man and beast, even though these three men, Noah, Daniel and Job were in its midst, by their own righteousness they could only deliver themselves,” declares the Lord God. Or if I should send a plague against that country and pour out My wrath in blood on it to cut off man and beast from it, even though Noah, Daniel and Job were in its midst, as I live,” declares the Lord God, “they could not deliver either their son or their daughter. They would deliver only themselves by their righteousness.”
Ezekiel 14:13-14, 19-20 NASB
Thank God, the Father, for sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to save us. We are not able to save ourselves just as incident after incident in the Old Testament proved. We need a Savior who is able to cover our unrighteousness with His pure and holy righteousness.
Thank You, God, for Your holy word. It reveals my need for You and Your free gift of salvation. Through Your Holy Spirit in me I am able to live a life of holiness, pleasing to You.
🌹Jesus is the only way, the only truth, the only life. Will you surrender to God today?
On a side note, my sleep this particular night was very disturbed and restless. I was awakened many times throughout the night. When I was awake I prayed. At one point of being awakened a particular person came to mind and I earnestly prayed for this person. I would not understand the burden that was put upon my heart until later the next day. I’ll explain more on Reconnecting Day 8.
Continually Seeking Him,