September 8, Reading 2 – Jeremiah 8

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SAA Notes

God questions why we don’t return to Him. Israel’s future is like dry bones dug up and scattered over a cemetery. Ezekiel felt the same thing. Jeremiah does the best thing – he turns in agonised prayer to his Comforter!

SJA Notes

* Dear Lord God, please show us Your word today.

“Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?”

This is a passage with much sadness. The Father speaking to His children, speaking about His children.

This is a word for us today!

“Even the stork in the heavens knows her times, and the turtledove, swallow, and crane keep the time of their coming, but my people know not the rules of the LORD.”

Do we know God’s rules?

Are we in our frailty working to write God’s word on our hearts (while trusting the supernatural work of God the Spirit to clearly and indelibly write His word on our hearts, fulfilling our desire for this to happen)?

“Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?”

As always, God’s word points us to Jesus.

He is the Great Physician! He is the Balm of Gilead!

Let us be exhorted today by God’s word, to take His word seriously!

* Father God,

Thank You for Your word today. Please write it deep and thoroughly in our hearts, deeper each day as our time on earth passes.

Thank You for sending You the Son, Jesus – Our balm and Saviour, our King and our Physician.

Thank You!

Amen.

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