Chapter-a-Day Jeremiah 10

Which Way?
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It’s because our leaders are stupid.
   They never asked God for counsel,
And so nothing worked right.
   The people are scattered all over.
Jeremiah 10:21 (MSG)

I had a really nice conversation with an old friend yesterday. He is a University professor with high academic degrees and is working on two books he is writing while on sabbatical. As our conversation wandered here and there we ruminated on different life experiences. We both shared that the further we get in the journey, the more sure we are of what we don’t know.

When I was younger, I was more sure of my own strength and understanding. Now, I am convinced that I know very little in the grand scheme of things. I am slower to judge. I am slower to react. I am less given to rash decisions. I am continually reminded of my need to be reliant on God’s counsel, God’s strength, God’s wisdom, and God’s provision [and to be sure to listen carefully to my wife].

Today, I’m heading out determined to seek God’s counsel throughout my day.

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2 thoughts on “Chapter-a-Day Jeremiah 10”

  1. 23-25I know, God, that mere mortals
    can’t run their own lives,
    That men and women
    don’t have what it takes to take charge of life.
    So correct us, God, as you see best.

    Trials…challenges…are these corrections from God? Who knows? I know that when I am in a place of struggle, I seek God more than when things are going well. When things are going well I am much more likely to believe that I have what it takes to control my own life. It’s in places of brokenness where we see our weaknesses, our limitations, and that draws us closer to God. I often pray for God’s corrections in my life, but I usually have an agenda. I want him to fix it the way that I have pictured in my mind. That’s usually not the way God chooses to do it for me. I have learned to pray more for God’s will in my life and less for the specifics that I think would fix it. It really draws me close to Him.

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