Today you should read: Jeremiah 46
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of this passage…
How can we pray for you today?
– What needs have arisen in your life?
– What troubles are you facing?
– What family situations are plaguing your mind?
– Are you dealing with any physical ailments?
– How is your walk with Christ?
– Has Satan been barraging your achilles heel?
– Whom are you discipling that you want to see bear much fruit?
– What friend/family member is on your heart for salvation/repentance?
If you are willing, post a prayer request or two in the comments section below, and we’ll join together as CPC Jumpstarters to lift you up. Jumpstarters: will you check back periodically through the day to lift up your CPC family? I will.
As you read today’s passage (Jeremiah 46), you can’t help but rack your mind as to what to do with Egypt! Still an issue to this very day, isn’t it? Egypt seems to have a pretty prominent place in the Bible and God’s plan. Joseph, Moses, Jeremiah, Isaiah — even Jesus Christ — all speak to it or were there for some period of time. At this point in Jeremiah, Israel was in some form of alliance with Egypt. So why all the judgment?
Idolatry and false gods. Verses 13-26 deal with this, but not this alone. This passage also shows God’s disgust for pride. The Egyptian kings ruled with terrible pride. Egypt is also likened to a serpent in verse 22. That’s not exactly the best title to receive from God, since the Serpent — Satan — is going to experience the full weight of God’s fierce power in the days to come.
God will judge all the nations. This passage means exactly what it says. The good news for the nations is that Christ died for all of them. Destruction will come to those who choose their idols/kings over the King of Kings.
This passage also brings up “the day of the Lord” in verse 10. We’ve spoken of this in the past, so we’ll direct you to one of those posts.
Hope you have a blessed day. Looking forward to praying for you and with you.
Posted by: Todd Thomas