Daily Bible Study

@just4him (127251)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
November 28, 2017 8:00am CST
Day 39 Jeremiah 39 39:1 In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and they besieged it. 2 And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up. 3 And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergalsharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon. 4 And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king of Judah saw them, and all the men of war, then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king’s garden, by the gate betwixt the two walls: and he went out the way of the plain. 5 But the Chaldeans’ army pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgment upon him. 6 Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah. 7 Moreover he put out Zedekiah’s eyes, and bound him with chains, to carry him to Babylon. 8 And the Chaldeans burned the king’s house, and the houses of the people, with fire, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem. 9 Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in the city, and those that fell away, that fell to him, with the rest of the people that remained. 10 But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left of the poor of the people, which had nothing, in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields at the same time. 11 Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, saying, 12 Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee. 13 So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard sent, and Nebushasban, Rabsaris, and Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, and all the king of Babylon's princes; 14 Even they sent, and took Jeremiah out of the court of the prison, and committed him unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, that he should carry him home: so he dwelt among the people. 15 Now the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the court of the prison, saying, 16 Go and speak to Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring my words upon this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished in that day before thee. 17 But I will deliver thee in that day, says the LORD: and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid. 18 For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in me, says the LORD. People tend to go through life believing they are immune to trouble, immune to being caught when they act foolishly, immune to any kind of adversity. However, the day always comes when what they’ve done will catch up with them. Jeremiah had prophesied the Word of God to Zedekiah, king of Judah and told him he should not flee the city, because if he did, he would die, and not only he would die, but anyone who fled the city when Nebuchadnezzar came to lay siege on it, would die. God’s Word never fails. Zedekiah saw all his sons killed, the nobles who fled with him from the city, and then his eyes were put out and he was taken captive to Babylon. As Christians, you know the promises of God’s Word are yea and Amen. You have seen the consequences of your actions, as well as those who disobeyed God, and lived for themselves. You also know God’s grace when you obeyed him. God told Jeremiah to talk to Ebedmelech and tell him that everything would be fulfilled that God had promised concerning the city, but he would be spared because he believed and had not forsaken God. Are you like Ebedmelech, who trusted God and obeyed him? If so, you know God’s grace and favor on your life, and you know the power of God’s promises to you. If you still consider yourself immune to adversity, think about all God’s promises, and repent of your actions, and trust God today, so God’s judgment will not come on you. Let’s pray: Father, help me live my life in obedience to you, knowing that I am not immune to your judgment if I disobey you. Give me a servant’s heart, seeking your will for my life, and not my will. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 28 November 2017 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@Daelii (5942)
• United States
28 Nov
everything has a cause and affect! :)
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@just4him (127251)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Nov
Yes, it does.
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@jstory07 (70038)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Nov
Yes everything does.
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@just4him (127251)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Nov
@jstory07 You can't get away from it.
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@mythociate (15964)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
9 Dec
So ... God freely gives God's grace to all people "like rain falling on the just & the unjust" ... but only if they ask for it?
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@just4him (127251)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Dec
No. If you are his child, and doing his will, his grace will cover you. If you're disobedient to him, it won't.
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@mythociate (15964)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
9 Dec
@just4him Right. The rain falls, but your crops won't grow if you don't plant them & tend the ground.
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