Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Daily - Bible reading for today October 6

Each day contains a passage from the Old Testament, the New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs
Read it HERE
Oh it’s a mess, a very big twisted mess. Perversion has set in and denial is rampant. We think we fool God I guess or we are not able to see ourselves clearly. ~ aj
Jeremiah 7
Evil in the Land
1The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2(AE) "Stand in the gate of the LORD’s house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all you men of Judah who enter these gates to worship the LORD. 3Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel:(AF) Amend your ways and your deeds, and I will let you dwell in this place. 4(AG) Do not trust in these deceptive words: 'This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.'
Do I want to use the ace card 'This is the temple of the LORD’? Better take a good hard look at myself. If I play that card – guess what it applies to me! (people were implying that they are safe in the temple of the lord - like when we were kids we would say "Home Free" and it meant we couldn't be touched you were safe!) ~ aj
5"For if you truly(AH) amend your ways and your deeds, if you truly(AI) execute justice one with another, 6if you(AJ) do not oppress the sojourner, the fatherless, or the widow,(AK) or shed innocent blood in this place,(AL) and if you do not go after other gods to your own harm, 7(AM) then I will let you dwell in this place,(AN) in the land that I gave of old to your fathers forever.
Another chance to check myself at the door - Do I want to use the ace card 'This is the temple of the LORD’? ~aj
8"Behold, you trust in deceptive words to no avail. 9(AO) Will you steal, murder, commit adultery,(AP) swear falsely,(AQ) make offerings to Baal,(AR) and go after other gods that you have not known, 10and then come and stand before me in this house,(AS) which is called by my name, and say, 'We are delivered!'—only to go on doing all these abominations? 11(AT) Has this house,(AU) which is called by my name,(AV) become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, I myself have seen it, declares the LORD.
What does he see when I stand before him? If I play the ace card ‘This is the temple of the LORD’ would I go from there to meet his wrath? ~aj
19(BN) Is it I whom they provoke? declares the LORD. Is it not themselves,(BO) to their own shame? 20Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: behold,(BP) my anger and my wrath will be poured out on this place, upon man and beast, upon the trees of the field and the fruit of the ground;(BQ) it will burn and not be quenched.
"I pray for eyes to see you and ears to hear you my Lord in regards to myself and who you would have me be. Protect me from my “self import ants” apart from you, in the name of your precious son Jesus.
Amen ~ aj