23 I know, God, that mere mortals can't run their own lives, That men and women don't have what it takes to take charge of life. 24 So correct us, God, as you see best. Don't lose your temper. That would be the end of us. 25 Vent your anger on the godless nations, who refuse to acknowledge you, And on the people who won't pray to you - The very ones who've made hash out of Jacob, yes, made hash And devoured him whole, people and pastures alike. (The Message)
What did Jeremiah pray? How would you have prayed?
Jeremiah turns to God in prayer because he has no where else to go and no one who will listen.
When do we feel like this? What choice do we need to make?
Let’s break down these three verses:
Read Verse 23 - The prophet acknowledges God’s sovereignty over the entire world. Nothing happens out of our own will and wisdom that He doesn’t allow. The affairs of all mankind are directed and determined. How can we apply this truth to our lives?Read Verse 24 - He prays that God’s divine wrath might not fall upon
Read Verse 25 - This prayer is taken from Psalm 79:6-7, Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge you, on the kingdoms that do not call on your name; for they have devoured Jacob and devastated his homeland.
What steps do we need to take as individuals, families, churches, and as a country to stay in covenant in God?
What is our responsibility to those who do not know Him?Be wise today and always - pray to be faithful to God's Promises.