April 15, 2022
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Day 104: Journey Through the Bible in a Year
Focus Verses for Today: Jeremiah 12:1, 10-13
Before reading today’s scripture, take some time and pray, asking God to grant you wisdom and understanding of what you are about to read. Read Jeremiah 12-16. Let’s journey!
Commentary: King Josiah had died, leaving Jeremiah as the sole shining light for Christ during a very dark time. Even Jeremiah is struggling! The people of Israel continue to sin against Him and refuse to repent. Their wickedness would ultimately result in their captivity. King Jehoiakim became king after Josiah’s death and turned against the Lord. God revealed to Jeremiah that as punishment, He was going to send a drought and famine. Jeremiah pleads for the people of Israel, but the Lord will not relent, although He will protect Jeremiah. He also urges Jeremiah not to bring children into the world due to the forthcoming horrors.
Focus Verses: Jeremiah 12:1, 10-13 – Jeremiah asks a question that is still frequently asked today: Why do the wicked prosper? What does God say? How do you define wickedness?
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