October 16, 2017 Jeremiah 3,4; Revelation 11:1-14

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Lukewarm Justifier? | Kim Chipman

S~ Israel treated it all so lightly—she thought nothing of committing adultery by worshiping idols made of wood and stone. So now the land has been polluted. Jeremiah 3:9 (NLT)

O~ My study Bible says, “In spite of their great sin, the people of Israel continued to talk like they were God’s children. The only way they could do this was to minimize their sin. When we know we’ve done something wrong, we want to downplay the error and relieve some of the guilt we feel. As we minimize our sinfulness, we naturally shy away from making changes and so we keep on sinning. But if we view every wrong attitude and action as a serious offense against God, we will begin to understand what living for God is all about. Is there any sin in your life that you’ve written off as too small to worry about? God says that we must confess and turn away from every sin.”

A~ So, what about me? Is there any sin in MY life I’ve written off as being to small to worry about? I know for a fact that I’m a master justifier. As I have gotten more serious about taking each thought captive to obey You, I’m realizing more and more the depths of my depravity and sin. I’m also seeing how much I’m believing and buying into that isn’t even truth – just assumptions or beliefs I have but they could be lies! You tell me “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked…” Jer 17:9

SO, minimize my sin? Oh, yeah, that’s me. “Israel treated it all so lightly”

P~ Help me to NOT treat it lightly! Help me to NOT go the route of lukewarm justifier! I love You and desire to reflect You with my heart and my life. Show me so I can see. “Jesus said to the people who believed in him, ‘You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings.  And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’” John 8:31-32 (NLT) I want to be free! The Israelites did not remain faithful to Your teachings – they did not take sin seriously. Help me to see where/when I am doing the same so I can choose to remain faithful and be freeeeeeeeeeeee! I love You!

To See Your Glory | Joni Tyner

S~ Seven thousand people died in that earthquake, and everyone else was terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven. Revelation 11:13 (NLT)

O~ Revelation 11 starts about with the introduction of two witnesses that are present for 3 ½ years.  My commentary states they have a strong resemblance to Moses and Elijah. The chapter then goes into detail about how a beast comes up from the bottomless pit and declares war on them.  They are killed but God brings them back to life in 3 ½ days.  There is a massive earthquake that kills another 7,000 people. The people who survive the earthquake are terrified and give glory to the God of Heaven.

A~ It’s about time!!  There are apparently some people who get their senses back and see the majesty of God during end times.  I couldn’t get over people being tortured for 5 months by scorpions and still not choosing God back in chapter 9.   Why does it take so much pain and suffering to finally see God?  He is a loving Father who is desperately waiting for us.  His Glory is sooooo  worth it.

P~ Dear Lord, I pray the world sees You and comes to You!! It doesn’t have to be so destructive and terrible.  I pray for opportunities to reach others so that many people will see Your Glory.

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