Jeremiah 32:16-25 – Jeremiah Prayed

Read Jeremiah 32:16-25

praying while looking up with sunset in the background

Jeremiah gives us a great example of prayer. He is still puzzling over his purchase of land from our last reading. And yet, instead of coming right out and asking God why, he includes the situation in his tribute to God’s power.

Think of your last prayer to God. Did you give him praise and honor for all he has done? Did you specify the mighty works that have gotten your attention? That’s what we see Jeremiah doing. God loves our adoration. Deuteronomy 6:5 says, “And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.”

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Jeremiah 15:1-21 – What a Conversation!

Read Jeremiah 15:1-21

woman talking on the phone with a planner and coffee cup in front of her

Can you imagine having such a conversation with God? How wonderful for us that Jeremiah’s scribe has memorialized this for us. There is a wealth of wisdom packed into these verses. What spoke to your heart most?

God is clearly speaking to Jeremiah about the inevitable doom that is about to befall God’s children. Jeremiah’s honesty about what he’s feeling is refreshing. He’s worried about his own future, and he lays it out there before God.

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