Today you should read: Jeremiah 16:19-21
With everything that is going on in the world, sometimes it can be hard for people to find hope or strength to keep living. You see this by the rising rate in suicide deaths over the last couple of decades. Some experts contribute this to the age of technology where people always feel connected but seem lonelier than ever. In the age of technology, there is a constant pressure to keep up appearances and to be active on social media. I think a large factor for the rising suicide number is that people aren’t prioritizing God the way that they should. During quarantine, many were looking forward to sports, or restaurants, or bars, or concerts, or social gatherings for hope.
Jeremiah says here that the Lord is his strength and stronghold. Jeremiah says that the other things that give strength are worthless. These other idols in our life cannot provide what we need. We need hope that comes only from the Gospel. We need the truth that comes solely from God. We need forgiveness that only God can give. Nothing else will ever be enough. “Can man make for himself gods? Such are not gods!”
By: Jacob Kerr — West Campus Pastoral Ministry Apprentice – Students & Worship
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