My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Jeremiah 10


Don't follow other nations. Don't fear signs in the sky. Their traditions are pointless, and their idols mute. God, however, is unique, living and terrifying. He deserves the honour.

The idols are made from earth, but God made the earth. People can be so dumb.

Pack your bags, cos you're getting kicked out. Your leaders don't listen to God, and their flock is scattered.

We don't own our lives. Correct us with justice, and destroy the nations against us.

Key verse:
23. I know, O Lord, that a man's life is not his own;
it is not for man to direct his steps.

My thoughts:
There's Aramaic in this chapter!

It is completely against Western Culture to recognise that our lives are not our own. Many people cannot recognise that something could be true and good even if they can't understand why because people are considered the highest power and ultimate judge. Even though who state a belief in God often fall into this trap of making decisions based on the philosophy that an intelligent human decision is the best one.


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