Wilderness Worship

“Wilderness is still the place of worship.”  – Michael Card, A Sacred Sorrow Everything Jeremiah knows and loves is gone. The enemy has come into his city—God’s city–to steal, kill, and destroy. To him, the world is ending. He mourns the destruction of his nation in the Old Testament book of Lamentations. There, he uses horrific…

Twenty-three years, then hard hearts

I’ve been reading through Jeremiah lately and in chapter 25, something Jeremiah said to the people of Judah convicted me.  Here’s what he wrote: For twenty-three years, from the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, to this day, the word of the LORD has come to me, and I have…

Good Things Need to Stay as Good Things

Jeremiah 2:13 says, “For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.” Broken cisterns do not have to be things like the praise of man, sexual lust, hunger for power, greed for money, or other…

Let the Coastlands Rejoice!

Part 4 of a 7 part series. View series intro and index. As we have seen thus far, God’s mission for the world is to make a people for himself.  This is the great theme from the time of Abraham to the time Israel entered Canaan and then on through David and Solomon. This next chapter of…