Friday, September 10, 2021

Jeremiah 26:17-19 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

Jeremiah 26:17-19

Some of the elders of the land stepped forward and said to the entire assembly of people, “Micah of Moresheth prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah. He told all the people of Judah, ‘This is what the LORD Almighty says: “’ Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, the temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets.’ “Did Hezekiah, king of Judah or anyone else in Judah, put him to death? Did not Hezekiah fear the LORD and seek his favor? And did not the LORD relent, so that he did not bring the disaster he pronounced against them? We are about to bring a terrible disaster on ourselves!”


Our memories can either be a weapon used against us or a weapon forged for us! Who they are focused upon matters! Are we focused upon ourselves or our God?


There is a lot in those verses, but the thing the Holy Spirit showed me when I read is that the Lord gives us a memory for a reason, and it’s not to live a life of shame but of victory in Him! The enemy tries to get us to live in the failures of our pasts and believe that our God isn’t big enough or that He doesn’t care enough to save, listen, or help us, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.


I believe one of the reasons our God gives us a memory is to remember how great and mighty He is and all the times He has been there for us before. The elders in this verse are reminding the people of past victories in the Lord brought about through humble repentance and surrender to the Lord! Don’t let the enemy tell you that your sins are too great or your shame too powerful, because nothing can stand against Jesus Christ, our King! He has conquered the grave and everything that accompanies it.


Today, think of past victories the Lord has given you and praise Him for them and let those victories drive out the fear or doubt you have today! Don’t live in the past but remember that if you’re His, then He has never left you nor forsaken you and will always be more than enough! Let’s ask the Holy Spirit to lead us in this today!


Colossians 2:13-15 - When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; He has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.


Thank You, Lord! Freedom from our past is only found through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!


God bless! I love you all! Glory, Honor, and Praise now and forever to Papa God, Jesus Christ our King, and the Holy Spirit!




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