Psalm 119:11 (ESV) “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Coaches constantly warn their players not to let the other team get inside their heads. The other team wants to trash-talk and intimidate and sow doubt about your abilities and chances of winning the game. There are all kinds of ways things can “get inside your head” as a Christian. Constant attention to the wrong messages via all the things you watch, people you listen to (drama), or messages you read can keep......
Jeremiah 29:32 “. . . therefore thus says the LORD: Behold, I will punish Shemaiah of Nehelam and his descendants. He shall not have anyone living among this people, and he shall not see the good that I will do to my people, declares the LORD, for he has spoken rebellion against the LORD.’ ” Shemaiah stirred up trouble against Jeremiah. He called for him to be shut up and even locked up because of his prophecy of a long captivity. As a result, Shemaiah and his family were cursed. His line would end. ......
In Jeremiah 32, the Lord instructs the prophet to buy a field. The timing is important because the economy didn’t look good and the prospects for Israel didn’t look good. It was the “tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar.” The armies of Babylon had besieged Jerusalem. All of life was in shambles and there was no end to the troubles in sight. The purchase was to be done as a redemption of family land. How it was lost by his uncle and how it......