How would you like to read through God's Love Letter—His Word, the Bible, with a group of like-minded, Christian girlfriends? We're doing that over in the private, Sweeter Than Honey, Facebook group. Did you know you don't have to start a Bible reading plan on January 1? You can begin today! This simple plan, and an accountability partner, will help you succeed. Who will be your accountability partner? Share this post with them and invite them to the private Facebook group.
Sweeter Than Honey is patterned after this Bible Reading Itinerary. On Tuesdays, here at the blog, I would love it if you and I could take a trip through God's Word and Sweeter Than Honey, together! I would also encourage you to Join us over in the private, Sweeter Than Honey, Facebook group, introduce yourself, meet new friends, and share your thoughts there as well. We're waiting for you!
Jeremiah 48-49: The Pride of Your Heart
Jeremiah wraps up his book by writing about the judgment of six nations—Moab, Ammon, Edom, Damascus, Kedar and Hazor, and Elam. Three of these nations the Lord promises to restore fortunes to—Moab, Ammon, and Elam. Let’s look at what the Bible has to say about these wicked nations.
The underlying problem with each of these nations seems to be pride. Moab trusted their own works. Ammon boasted of their valleys. Edom was deceived by the pride of their hearts. Damascus was confounded when they heard bad news instead of trusting God. Kedar and Hazor dwelled at ease and alone with seemingly no need to trust God. Elam trusted in their own might.
Each of these nations had a pride problem. Anytime we trust in our own works or might, boast of what we have accomplished, choose to let fear rule our lives instead of trusting God, or live as if we don’t need Him in our lives, we have a pride problem just like these nations. Let’s confess any pride we have today.
What we trust in says a lot about the pride in our hearts.
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Let's be intentional about focusing on God’s Word and the truths found there. Let's let it inspire us to live out our faith each day in a way that causes those we come in contact with to want what we have found. God sees you. He knows you by name, He knows the number of hairs on your head, and He cares about every detail of your daily existence. He wrote you a Love Letter. Let’s dive in!
8/9/2022 09:06:57 am
Pride is so insidious. It can creep in before we realize, and if we give in to it at all, it spreads like wildfire. May God give us grace to repel pride at every point and lean on His enablement and provision.
8/9/2022 12:52:11 pm
Absolutely, Barbara, and just as the Lord says in Jeremiah 49:16, “The horror you inspire has deceived you, and the pride of your heart…” the pride of our hearts can be so deceiving.
8/9/2022 09:27:35 am
Pride. Ugh. It's our great nemesis, our achilles heel every time. I ask for God to remove it from me, then God tells me I have to let it go myself. Thanks for the encouragement to continue to face my own pride and confess it to God often.
8/9/2022 12:53:08 pm
I like that, Lisa —> " I ask for God to remove it from me, then God tells me I have to let it go myself." Truth!
Donna, not only have I been reminded of the insidiousness of pride, but I learned more today about you by reading that you have been blogging through the Bible for 10 years now. WOW! I just am humbled by your diligence to read and share with us the Truths of God's Word...whether you edit or not each time. I am reading the Bible through this year with "Sweeter Than Honey" ... Patsy Burnette and group. Thank you for your thoroughness each post!
8/9/2022 07:50:30 pm
I appreciate your consistency in encouraging readers to stay close to Truth. It's certainly our anchor!
8/15/2022 10:06:49 am
Stuart Scott says pride isn't something you have and I don't. It's something we all have. It just shows up in different ways. I feel like I'm always repenting of it!
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