they keep challenging me

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they keep challenging me

Jeremiah 17:11-18 (JDV)

Jeremiah 17:11 He who makes a fortune unjustly is a partridge that hatches eggs it didn’t lay. Halfway through his day his riches will abandon him, so after that he will be a fool.

Jeremiah 17:12 A glorious throne on high from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary.

Jeremiah 17:13 Lord, the hope of Israel, all who abandon you will be put to shame. All who turn away from me will be written in the dirt, because they have abandoned the fountain of living water, Yahveh.

Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me, and I will be saved, because you are my praise.

Jeremiah 17:15 Hear how they keep challenging me, “Where is the word of Yahveh? Let it come!”

Jeremiah 17:16 But I have not run away from being your shepherd, and I have not longed for the fatal day. You know my words were spoken in your presence.

Jeremiah 17:17 Don’t become a terror to me. You are my refuge in the day of disaster.

Jeremiah 17:18 Let my persecutors be put to shame, but don’t let me be put to shame. Let them be terrified, but don’t let me be terrified. Bring on them the day of disaster; shatter them with total destruction.

they keep challenging me

Jeremiah is being constantly challenged by those who have abandoned the Lord. He wants to stay faithful to the Lord no matter what, but all around him are those who have already given up on God’s deliverance and restoration.

Our situation as believers in Christ can sometimes feel like that. We have put our faith in him, but all around us there are those who have rejected the gospel, or deserted the faith. And they will not leave us alone.

Lord, give us the stubborn confidence in you that will bring us through this time of testing.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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