Wednesday, March 17 2010
Verse of the Week: V11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
1. God Thinks Of You
V11 “For I know the thoughts that I think of you, saith the LORD, ...”
Have you been thinking of someone? Most likely the person you are thinking of is close to your heart. How lovely when God assured prophet Jeremiah that He was thinking of Jeremiah. It must have been a great encouragement to Jeremiah as he led a holy and pure life in a world of sinful and wicked people.
Jeremiah 2:13 “For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.”
2. God Thinks Of Peace
V11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, …”
What are you thinking today? What you think is what you are! Our Almighty God thinks of peace and indeed He is God of peace. Even the apostle Paul encouraged Christians to think of peace in the world of chaos, conflicts, violence and wars.
Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”
3. God Lives Peacefully
V11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Our loving God encouraged Jeremiah that through it all he would come forth with an expected or a blessed end. Christians shall suffer in this world but at the end of our lives we shall have an expected or blessed end in heaven with God forever. Let us love and encourage one and live peacefully with all men!
Romans 12:18 “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”
Prayer of the Week
Dearest God, please help me to live peacefully with all men.