Today's Reading: Jeremiah 45-47
Key Verse: Jeremiah 46:27
But do not fear, O My servant Jacob,
And do not be dismayed, O Israel!
For behold, I will save you from afar,
And your offspring from the land of their captivity;
Jacob shall return, have rest and be at ease;
No one shall make him afraid.
Jeremiah 46 tells us of Pharaoh Necho, King of Egypt. Necho had killed good King Josiah of Judah (2 Chronicles 35:20-27). After his return to Egypt, Necho deposed and deported Josiah's son Jehoahaz, and made Jehoiakim his puppet king in Jerusalem. In 606 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon defeated Necho and world history was forever altered. Egypt would never again be considered a world power (46:13). In the midst of all this, God's Word to His people is stated in our key verse, giving hope for the future!
With today being Valentines Day, let's consider God's great love. Romans 5:8 says, "God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). As a futher St. Valentine's Day meditation, take time to read 1 John 4:7-19. It's a powerful description of God's amazing love!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, I love You because You first loved me. You are the Initiator! You courted and wooed me! You won my heart! Increase my capacity to be filled with more of Your love than ever before, I pray. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen!
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