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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Jeremiah 17- Place Your Trust in the LORD. Thursday March 24. Lent 2011.

“Thus says the LORD: cursed is the man who trusts in human beings, who seeks his strength in flesh, whose heart turns away from the LORD. He is like a barren bush in the desert that enjoys no change of season, but stands in a lava waste, a salt and empty earth.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose hope is the LORD. He is like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches out its roots to the stream: it fears not the heat when it comes, its leaves stay green; in the year of drought it shows no distress,
but still bears fruit. More tortuous than all else is the human heart, beyond remedy; who can understand it? I, the LORD, alone probe the mind and test the heart, to reward everyone according to his ways, according to the merit of his deeds.”

This is today’s reading from Jeremiah 17.
It really does speak for itself, so I won’t expand too much but man, what a powerful reading!
It is such a bold reminder of how many times we put our faith, and hope, and trust in others and they, not even by their own choice, will undoubtedly fail us.
We are a people who feel like we need to physically touch or see those we are communicating with which is why we often turn to people instead of Christ.
The Lord says that those who put their faith in HIM will be blessed.
Now, this is not to say we are not allowed to have any friends, not at all.
Christ had His closest friends with Him throughout His life but Christ never placed all His trust in His friends, He placed His trust in His Father.
Though His life was not always easy, His Father never failed Him, not once.
We need to learn to trust in the Father first.
We need to have hope in the Father.
May Christ be our example in this lesson.
The Father will make straight our paths.
He will NEVER fail us.

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