Reading for Today: Jeremiah 1

Jeremiah 1 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you;

Psalm 139 “Your eyes have seen my unformed substanceAnd in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.”

In eternity past God ordained who you would be, who your parents would be, where you would live and what you would do as an adult. Jeremiah was chosen for a particular purpose and so God has chosen you because “we have …been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,” [Eph 1] His plan is that you to yield to Him as the Potter for He has prepared an audience for you to claim His truth.

Because we will start Revelation in December it behooves us to stop and glean from how to listen to  God and see how He worked both then and in the future. Dr. Constable quotes from Feinberg;  

“The lasting value of Jeremiah’s book lies not only in the allusions (between forty and fifty of them) in the NT (over half are in Revelation) but also in its being a wonderful handbook for learning the art of having fellowship with God.”

You were chosen. God desires to fellowship with Him. It begins here: “hunger and thirst for righteousness.”