The majority of Jeremiah's prophecies were messages of impending doom, but a few carried messages of hope. One such prophecy spoke to God’s redemption of His people. Though they wouldn’t obey Him, still He was preparing to make a new covenant with them.
Exodus describes nine plagues that came upon the land of Egypt because its ruler refused to let his Israelites slaves go free. At last, God warned of a terrible tenth plague: the death of the firstborn. God provided a way of escape from it for those who would choose to obey. It was simple: kill a lamb and spread its blood over the doorposts of the house, and those inside would be spared.
“And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5). In the beginning, there was only God. The earth was dark and formless, and only God existed. But that all changed when God spoke a single command:… Continue reading Light
“‘For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. O Lord, pay attention and act. Delay not, for your own sake, O my God, because your city and your people are called by your name’” (Daniel 9:18b-19). Daniel’s faithfulness… Continue reading An Earnest Prayer
“But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king’s food, or with the wine that he drank. Therefore he asked the chief of the eunuchs to allow him not to defile himself” (Daniel 1:8). Daniel was a young man when he was taken from Jerusalem and carried off to Babylon. He and… Continue reading Respectful Request