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A Thought For Your Christian Journey:

 

Call Unto Me

Jeremiah 33:3 3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Judah is in the very worst of times.  The Babylonian armies are at the city walls.  The city is in the midst of falling to its enemies.  Despair, discouragement, and destruction has fallen upon the city and its people like the darkness of night.  Yet, in the midst of it all, God calls out to the people of Jerusalem and says, Call unto me, and I will answer . . .   

If you read through the prophets and history of Israel at the time of Jeremiah’s prophecy you quickly discover that it was the nation’s sinfulness, idolatry, and lack of repentance that brought the correcting hand of God’s justice upon them.  Hence, they deserved and needed what God was bringing upon them.  While they may have felt innocent and undeserving, they had earned God’s judgment. 

Many who will read this devotion will find themselves in the darkness despair.  Perhaps they have earned the corrections God had brought into their lives.  Or perhaps, they really have lived just lives, whole heartedly living for their Savior, and are in a kind of despair more similar to that of Job.  Yet, they are in the midst of a record breaking hurricane that holds every prospect of their destruction.  Even God’s peculiar people find themselves sitting in a row boat, wishing they had a much bigger bucket at times. 

While the people of Jerusalem deserved their lot, notice the grace of God in the midst of His divine judgment.  God continued to provide an invitation accompanied by a definite promise.  God said through Jeremiah,  “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”  In other words God said, in the midst of your hopelessness if you will call unto me then I will answer in supernatural ways. 

How about you?  Is the darkness as thick as the plague that gripped Egypt unto Moses’ curse?  Is despair sitting upon the love seat with you in your living room right now?  Then hear God’s plea, He says, Call unto me . . .



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