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Our Daily Bread Today 13th October 2021 | Devotional Reading & Podcast

Our Daily Bread Today 13th October 2021 | Devotional Reading & Podcast

Our Daily Bread Today 13th October 2021 | Devotional Reading & Podcast

Our Daily Bread Today 13th October 2021 | Devotional Reading & Podcast

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Our Daily Bread Today 13 October 2021 Devotional, Wednesday Message Written By  Tim Gustafson  (Our Daily Bread Ministries) Reading & Podcast

TOPIC: Words that Endure

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 36:27–32

KEY VERSE: This word came to Jeremiah from the Lord. – Jeremiah 36:1

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Isaiah 41–421 Thessalonians 1

Our Daily Bread 13th October 2021

TODAY’S INSIGHT: King Jehoiakim’s rejection of the words of God demonstrated by his reckless burning of Jeremiah’s scroll wasn’t an isolated event. The prophet Jeremiah had touched a nerve in a land once entrusted to a nation of freed slaves. Since the days of Moses, there’d been a humane law in Israel requiring Hebrew slaves to be freed after seven years (Exodus 21:2).

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But this law had long since been ignored by wealthy landowners accustomed to living off the backs of a captive and oppressed workforce (Jeremiah 34:8–17). Their social privilege made it easy to ignore a troublesome prophet who claimed to speak the word of Israel’s God (37:1–2). According to Jeremiah, a looming Babylonian invasion was the inevitable corrective. What even Jeremiah couldn’t foresee, however, is that the flagrant burning of a scroll would foreshadow something far more horrific—a literal rejection and crucifixion of Jesus, the living Word of God.

MESSAGE

In the early nineteenth century, Thomas Carlyle gave a manuscript to philosopher John Stuart Mill to review. Somehow, whether accidentally or intentionally, the manuscript got tossed into a fire. It was Carlyle’s only copy. Undaunted, he set to work rewriting the lost chapters. Mere flames couldn’t stop the story, which remained intact in his mind. Out of great loss, Carlyle produced his monumental work The French Revolution.

In the waning days of ancient Judah’s decadent kingdom, God told the prophet, Jeremiah, “Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you” (Jeremiah 36:2). The message revealed God’s tender heart, calling on His people to repent in order to avoid imminent invasion (v. 3).

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Jeremiah did as he was told. The scroll soon found its way to Judah’s king, Jehoiakim, who methodically shredded it and threw it into the fire (Vv. 23–25). The king’s act of arson only made matters worse.

Our Daily Bread 13 October 2021 Devotional Reading 

God told Jeremiah to write another scroll with the same message. He said, “[Jehoiakim] will have no one to sit on the throne of David; his body will be thrown out and exposed to the heat by day and the frost by night” (v. 30).

It’s possible to burn the words of God by tossing a book into a fire. Possible, but utterly futile. The Word behind the words endures forever.

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REFLECT: What has caused you or those you know to ignore the words of God? Why is it vital for you to submit to and obediently follow what He’s instructed?

TODAY’S PRAYER: Father, help me to take Your words to heart, even if they’re difficult to hear. Please give me a heart of repentance—not defiance.

Our Daily Bread 13 October 2021 Devotional. Our Daily Bread Ministries  (ODB) is a Christian organization founded by Dr Martin De Haan in 1938. It is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with over 600 employees. It produces several devotional publications, including Our Daily Bread.

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