Anglican Church Daily Fountain Devotional For August 13, 2019 : TOPIC - I WILL PLEAD MY CASE AGAINST YOU

Anglican Church Daily Fountain Devotional For August 13, 2019 : TOPIC - I WILL PLEAD MY CASE AGAINST YOU



THE DAILY FOUNTAIN
DAILY DEVOTIONAL OF THE
CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)
DATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2019                   
TOPIC - I WILL PLEAD MY CASE AGAINST YOU
READ: JEREMIAH 2:26-37 (NKJV)


26. “As the thief is ashamed when he is found out, So is the house of Israel ashamed; They and their kings and their princes, and their priests and their prophets,
27. Saying to a tree, ‘You are my father,’ And to a stone, ‘You gave birth to me.’ For they have turned their back to Me, and not their face.  But in the time of their trouble They will say, ‘Arise and save us.’
28. But where are your gods that you have made for yourselves? Let them arise, If they can save you in the time of your trouble; For according  to the number of your cities Are your gods, O Judah.
29. “Why will you plead with Me? You all have transgressed against Me,” says the Lord .
30. “In vain I have chastened your children; They received no correction. Your sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion.
31. “O generation, see the word of the Lord ! Have I been a wilderness to Israel, Or a land of darkness? Why do My people say, ‘We are Lords; We will come no more to You’?
32. Can a virgin forget her ornaments, Or a bride her attire? Yet My people have forgotten Me days without number.
33. “Why do you beautify your way to seek love? Therefore you have also taught The wicked women your ways.
34. Also on your skirts is found The blood of the lives of the poor innocents. I have not found it by secret search, But plainly on all these things.
35. Yet you say, ‘Because I am innocent, Surely His anger shall turn from me.’ Behold, I will plead My case against you, Because you say, ‘I have not sinned.’
36.  Why do you gad about so much to change your way? Also you shall be ashamed of Egypt as you were ashamed of Assyria.
37. Indeed you will go forth from him With your hands on your head; For the Lord has rejected your trusted allies, And you will not prosper by them.

THE MESSAGE:

We live in a generation where everyone claims to be wise, righteous and perfect. People seem to know the right thing to be done but we continue to witness the wrong things being done on a daily basis. We see violence, crime and immorality. Many think they are lords and put their trust in worthless things, yet expect to prosper. Such was the situation in the northern kingdom, Israel, and in Judah during the time of Jeremiah.

In our text today, God brought several charges against Israel through Jeremiah saying, "your gods are according to the number of your cities, you receive no correction, your sword devours the prophets, you assume lords and reject God, you have forgotten God times without number, you kill the poor innocent, and even though you are guilty, you still claim to be innocent saying, 'I have not sinned'." And the verdict is this, "as a result of all these, all that you trusted in shall fail you, and you will not prosper by them. You shall be ashamed of your trusted allies, you will go forth from them, and you will not prosper by them."

Are you still living carelessly and pursuing pleasure? This is the time for you to change your way by turning to God if you must prosper.

PRAYER: Dear LORD, I return to You with all my heart.
Anglican Church Daily Fountain Devotional For August 13, 2019 : TOPIC - I WILL PLEAD MY CASE AGAINST YOU Anglican Church Daily Fountain Devotional For August 13, 2019 : TOPIC - I WILL PLEAD MY CASE AGAINST YOU Reviewed by Abodunrin Muyiwa (Muyilight) on August 13, 2019 Rating: 5

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