God’s Story Our Story™: Jeremiah and Jehoiakim

November 20, 2016

Devotion: Use this resource at home to guide your household’s daily devotions.

Pray: Light a candle and open your devotion time with a prayer.

You are an awesome God, and we are your servants. Give us the faith and the courage to pledge our allegiance to you before all others and to obey you in all things. All this we ask in the name of your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.

Read: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding of Sunday’s text. After the reading, ask the follow-up questions.

Sunday: A New Covenant Promised,  Jeremiah 36:1-8, 21-23, 21-28

Monday: Israel Is Like an Unfaithful Spouse, Jeremiah 3:1-5, 4:1-4

Tuesday: Mourning for the People, Jeremiah 8:18-9:3

Wednesday: God Will Restore Israel, Jeremiah 16:14-21

Thursday: The Potter and the Clay, Jeremiah 18:1-11

Friday: Lamenting a Fallen City, Lamentations 1:1-22

Saturday: God Will Restore Israel and Judah, Jeremiah 30:1-24

How do these readings portray the relationship between God and God’s people?

Connect: Discuss the following questions.

What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?

When have you tried to warn someone and they didn’t listen?  How did that feel?

When has someone tried to warn you? How have you responded?

Do: Through action, we make God’s word come alive. Do the following activity this week.

Write down any warnings, corrections, or criticisms you hear this week.  Then ponder them:  Are they valid?  Do you need to repent of any of these things?  Ask God for wisdom to sort out valid from invalid criticism and advice.

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