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Friday, January 12, 2007

Jeremiah 42

Egypt is a bad land

Summary:
Then they went to Jeremiah, and asked him to pray to see where they should go. The people promised to do whatever God said.

Ten days later, Jeremiah heard God and told them that if they stay in Judah, where it seems dangerous, they will prosper. If they go to Egypt, where it seems safe, they will find all the suffering they were trying to flee. Jeremiah knew that they wouldn't listen, and cursed them for promising that they would.

Key verse:
19. O remnant of Judah, the Lord has told you, 'Do not go to Egypt.'

My thoughts:
We often look at Biblical prophets and wonder how they heard from God so much, yet we struggle. But how often have you waited ten days for God to speak?

Remember that sometimes God's Word goes against our logic. We can determine the most sensible route, but the most sensible is not always the best. We must trust God for that.

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