Personal Note by Pastor Alan
This week in our daily Bible readings, we read Jeremiah 21. In this chapter, King Zedekiah asked Jeremiah, the prophet, to ask God to save them from King Nebuchadnezzar's army. God's response was a firm NO! Why did God refuse to help Zedekiah like He did Judah's kings earlier? Because the people had disobeyed God and rebelled against Him. He had been patient for a long time, but judgement had to be carried out and God was using the Babylonians to do it.
What I find interesting is how many people today ask for prayers or say they are praying for people. Yet, from their behavior and the lack of fruit of the Spirit, you can tell they have never placed their faith in Jesus. Like Zedekiah, their prayers go unanswered. We as believers know that God hears our prayers and acts on them. Sometimes the answer is yes, other times it is no, and still other times it is wait. As Christians, we hold the keys to answered prayer that others need and that simply is the Jesus story. We need to pray for our world, nation, friends and family, but we also need to share the gospel with others so they can know the one that answers prayers.
Later in Jeremiah, God tells those going into exile that they were good and He would watch over and bless them while they were in Babylon. When we are going through tough times and it seems that God is nowhere to be found, we can trust that as co-heirs with Christ He continues to watch over and sees us through whatever we are facing. So let's keep praying for ourselves, our families, our church, and our nation. We all need the prayer!
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Daily Scripture Reading For October 12 through October 16
Monday: Jeremiah 38-39, and 52, 1 Peter 2
Tuesday: 2 Kings 24-25, 2 Chronicles 36, Psalm 126, 1 Peter 3
Wednesday: Lamentations, Psalm 137, 1 Peter 4
Thursday: Obadiah, Jeremiah 40-42, Psalm 147, 1 Peter 5
Friday: Jeremiah 43-44 and 46, 2 Peter 1
October's Memory Verse
"See! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me."