Today I am going to embark on a new Bible study in the Book of Jeremiah. Each day, I am going to share with you on this blog my personal journal reflections on a passage from the day’s reading.
I want to invite you to join me in this study. Each day, read the selected four chapters from Jeremiah, and read my devotional thoughts on one of the passages from that section of Scripture. I pray that you would be encouraged and challenged through this two week study in this longest book of the Bible (Jeremiah contains more words than any other book of the Bible).
Before we begin this study, here is a brief introduction to the book of Jeremiah:
- Author: Jeremiah, son of Hilkiah, a prophet from the priestly town of Anathoth.
- Date: 626-586 B.C. (Jeremiah prophesied to Judah during the reigns of Josiah, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, and Zedekiah).
- Theme: Failure to repent will lead to destruction.
- Content: Jeremiah had a compassionate heart for his people and prayed for them even when the Lord told him not to do so. Yet he condemned the rulers, the priests, the false prophets for leading the people astray. He also attacked the people for their idolatry and proclaimed severe judgment unless the people repented.
- Personal Application: Jeremiah saw that religion was essentially a moral and spiritual relationship with God, a relationship that required the devotion of each individual. (The Spirit Filled Life Study Bible).
Each day, we are going to follow Wayne Cordeiro’s Life Journal method of journaling through the Scriptures: S.O.A.P. I encourage you to choose your own passage from the Bible reading as well and do your own journaling through that Scripture.
- Scripture: The main Bible verse that speaks to you.
- Observation: What do you see in the Bible verses?
- Application: How will you be different today because of what you have just read?
- Prayer: Write out a prayer to pray to the Lord in response to the Scripture.