Jeremiah 42:3 “That the LORD thy God may shew us the way wherein we may walk, and the thing that we may do.”
We have struggled in this Christian life with the choice between following our way or God’s.
Often, the failures, rightly discerned, will teach us to set up barriers against the next opportunity. If we do not learn from our past mistakes, we are sure to repeat them.
The Israelite people had gone through great trials. Here in this passage, they come to the prophet Jeremiah and ask him to ask God what to do and where to go. Had they listened to the prophet earlier, they would not be in this place.
God is not so condescending to come to us and say, “I told you this would happen, but you wouldn’t listen.” No, He looks past the failure and seeks to restore and make us useful once again.
What they are asking seems simple, does it not?
But the choice will still come whether they will obey what they hear.
Sunday, supposedly the Christian’s sabbath, should be a day of rest. A day to meditate on the week past. Plan for the week to come. Muse on the Word of God that we’ve read and has been preached to us. A day filled with God.
Let us take this day to truly worship in the spirit; our spirit.
John 4:24 “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.“
Open your heart and mind and allow God to speak to your needs. Ask Him to break through all the noise and strife to focus on what it is you truly need for this coming week. Then, wait for the answer. You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you hear His voice when He answers.