I would comfort myself in sorrow; My heart
is faint in me. Listen! The voice, The cry of the daughter of my people From a far country: Is not the
Lord in Zion? Is not her King in her? Why have they provoked Me to anger with their carved imagesWith foreign idols?
The harvest is past, The summer is ended, And we are not saved!
Tuesdays with Jeremiah
Does your heart break for the sin around you? Frankly, its far too easy to take a separatist view and somehow see the
sin of our culture and those around as apart from us. We take responsibility for our own sin, but we can easily find ourselves critical and even judgmental of what those around us are doing.
When we understand that sin resists the plan and the heart of God for relationship, that it constructs barriers that
hold back the flow of His love, our own hearts begin to change. If we saw Jesus weeping over Jerusalem, would we be chastising their rejection of Him or would our hearts break with His? Would we see the longing of our Savior for those He has created and join
Him in such longing. Remember, He is not willing that any should perish, but that all might come to repentance. Do we share that heart?
Jeremiah is often called the weeping prophet largely because he joined his heart to that of the God he served. He wept
for those around him. He wept for the plight of his city and nation. He wept because He wanted what God clearly wanted too. Thats the right spirit when we see such overwhelming evidence of sin all around us.
Dr. Mike Clarensau serves as Dean-Elect for Southwestern AG Universitys College of Bible and Church Ministries.
Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.
Would you like to receive these daily devotionals directly to your e-mail inbox?
Subscribe to our Daily Devotional e-mail list. Just complete the information blanks and click GO below.
National Men's Ministries
General Council of the Assemblies of God
1445 N Boonville Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802-1894