Updated: Feb 21
This is not a blog. The way I see it, a blog contains the musings about anything and everything the author feels like writing about. This is different.
This is a devotional. Will it contain theology? I suppose, but I am not seeking to change your theology. Will it contain passages from the Bible from which we can draw timeless truths? Absolutely, but I am not seeking to break down a passage in the Bible and give you an exegesis on that passage. I want you to walk with me down the path toward the "expected end."
Let me explain. In Jeremiah 29, God pronounced the predicted judgment on Israel for their failure to obey Him. Their punishment? Seventy years in captivity. That's a long time! God told them to make the most of it by building houses, planting gardens, getting married, having children. And then God told them the reasoning behind their punishment. In Jeremiah 29:11-13, God says, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."
I believe it is the job of every Christian to earnestly seek God until He is found. But He makes it clear that that will only happen when we seek Him with our whole heart. That's the direction I want to walk in, and I honestly believe that the majority of Christians want to do the same. So take the journey with me, walk beside me as we find truths in the Word of God that will help us take the next step forward in our Christian lives.
I am ready. Will you come with me?