Sin is written in the dust, sin is written and engraved on the tablet of the heart
Jeremiah 17:13, 17:1.
- The names of those who turn away from God will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain ( spring ) of living water.
But when we repent and obey His words, our names will be written on the book of Life. If anyone’s name is not found, written in the book of Life, he will be thrown in to the lake of fire. Revelation 20: 15.
So let us be careful so that our names will not be written in the dust. But it should be written in the book of Life in heaven and it should not blot out.
- The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, with the point of a diamond and it is engraved on the tablet of their heart and on the horns of their altars. That means our sin is inscribed and engraved firmly. Therefore let us be careful not to commit sin. When it is engraved on the horns of altars we can’t offer sacrifice too on the altar.
May God bless us according to the above words. Amen. Hallelujah.
Dr. Padmini Selvyn.
✴️ The Book of Jeremiah: 16-21 ✴️
Day of Disaster – The Lord declared that people would die of deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried. God had withdrawn His sympathy, blessing, love and pity from the people. God will bring an end to the sounds of joy and gladness and to the voices of the bride and bridegroom.
The present crisis was a time neither for feasting nor mourning. People had been so stubborn and evil hearted. So God would show them no favour but repay them double for their wickedness.
Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength, and whose heart is turned away from the Lord. He will not see prosperity. He will dwell in parched places.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water whose leaves are green and never fails to bear fruit. The Lord searches the heart and examines the mind.
Heal me O Lord and I shall be healed, save me and I shall be saved for you are the one I praise. You are my refuge in the day of disaster. They were taught the importance of keeping the Sabbath holy.
Jeremiah was asked to go down to the potter’s house. The pot he was making was marred. So the potter shaped it into another pot shaping it as it seemed best for him. Like clay in the potter’s hand, the people were in God’s hands.
If the wicked nation repents of its evil then the Lord would not inflict on it disaster. But the people continued to follow the stubbornness of their hearts. So the Lord scattered them before their enemies. They planned not to listen to Jeremiah. They plotted to kill him. So Jeremiah pleaded that the people should be over thrown by the enemies.
God asked Jeremiah to buy a clay jar and go to the valley of Ben Hinnom. He had to tell all the people that they had turned away from God to worship other gods.
So God would devastate the city and make an object of scorn. Then he broke the clay jar and said the Lord would smash the nation and the city. The stiff-necked people would meet disaster.
Jeremiah and Pashhur – When the priest Pashhur, chief officer in the temple heard Jeremiah prophesying, he had Jeremiah beaten and put to the stocks at the upper gate of Benjamin at the Lord’s temple. The next day he was released.
Then Jeremiah told Pashhur that Judah was handed over to Babylon with all the treasures of the king of Judah. Pashhur and his family would go into exile. There he would die and be buried. Because the people were always wanting to kill Jeremiah he cried to the Lord, Why was I ever born, only to see trouble, sorrow and end my days in shame.
God rejects Zedekiah’s request – King Zedekiah wanted Jeremiah to enquire of the Lord if Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon was attacking them. Perhaps the Lord would do wonders so he will withdraw from them. Jeremiah said that the Lord Himself would fight against them and hand them over to Nebuchadnezzar. God was going to punish them as their deeds deserve. They would be consumed.
Mrs Caroline Chellappa 📝