Jeremiah 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
In Jeremiah’s prayer here in Jeremiah 10:23 we find a profound admission. He says; “O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.” Jeremiah is not saying that man has no freedom to walk his own way. That would be foolish to believe considering what God is telling Jeremiah He is about to do. God is bringing judgment on the children of Israel for doing just that. They have walked their own way for way too long. They have created idols, worshipped them, and forsaken their love for the one true God. If that is not walking in the wrong direction, well, I don’t know what is.
Man has a free will to live as he chooses. However, to choose to live apart from God and His direction is not wise. In this verse Jeremiah was stating that fact. Man, apart from God’s leading, will wander aimlessly into destruction. We read this in many places in scripture. One such passage is in Proverbs 3:5-6 where it says; “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” We see in this passage the same thought. We have an obligation. It says, we are to trust Him, our choice. Next it says not to lean on our understanding, again, our decision. It then says to acknowledge God, again our duty. If we do, God directs our steps, that’s our blessing.
When going somewhere it is always easier if you have someone who has been there and knows the way leading you. The Bible says Jesus is the way. Not only the way to salvation, but He is the way to navigate life. Get into His word and rely on God’s direction.
Who are you following?
In all that Israel had done, God never completely turns His back on them. We can take comfort in that truth and Rejoice in the Lord. As we saw in:
● Really Long Verse
● Remembered No More
● Relationship That Works
● Read, Study, And Obey
● Real Wisdom
● Rely On God’s Direction
Though we stumble and fall, God will never leave us, nor forsake us. For that we should always Rejoice in the Lord.
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs
|October 28, 2019||Jeremiah 13-15||1 Timothy 5|
|October 29, 2019||Jeremiah 16-19||1 Timothy 6|
|October 30, 2019||Jeremiah 20-22||2 Timothy 1-2|
|October 31, 2019||Jeremiah 23-25||2 Timothy 3-4|
|November 1, 2019||Jeremiah 26-29||Titus 1|
|November 2, 2019||Jeremiah 30-31||Titus 2-3|
|November 3, 2019||No Passages Assigned|
I love that Paul says;
Phil. 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
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