August 24, 2018: SOAP #3186:  Jeremiah 33-34; Psalm 74; 1John 5 Scripture:  Jeremiah (NIV) 33:1   While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the LORD came to him a second time: 2   “This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and […]

August 24, 2018: SOAP #3186:  Jeremiah 33-34; Psalm 74; 1John 5

Scripture:  Jeremiah (NIV) 33:1   While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the LORD came to him a second time:
2   “This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it"the LORD is his name: 3   'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'

Observation:   God's Word is penetrating and powerful.   It penetrated Jeremiah's confinement.   They could keep Jeremiah from getting out, but they could not keep God from getting in!   And if there is anything we see about God in the Bible, God is a speaker!   He talks!     God was with Jeremiah, and God was speaking!

God's Word not only penetrated Jeremiah's confinement, it then got out and has been penetrating hearts for more than twenty-five hundred years!

Application:   There is no hospital, no prison, no cloud of depression, no coma, no government, there is just nothing that can keep God from reaching me.   And God may start something in my time of confinement that may speak to future generations.

Prayer:      Holy Spirit, there is nothing that locks me in that can ever lock you out.      Amen

Pastor Leon
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