“It was jealousy that moved Ishmael to murder Gedaliah. The Bible has a habit of revealing the fateful consequences of human passions. Who amongst us really believes that that jealous spirit within is capable of this? Believe the Bible rather than your own feelings, and be on your guard. Root it out!” (Rev James Philip […]Read More A Word Of Warning
Can … a leopard change its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil” (Jeremiah 13:23). A leopard can’t become a lion or a tiger. A sinner can’t stop being a sinner. Sinners – that’s what we are. Sinners – that’s we always will be. Looking at ourselves, looking at what […]Read More Bad News About Ourselves … Good News From God
“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure” (Jeremiah 17:9). What did Jeremiah mean when he said this? The words of the Rev Eric Alexander sum up Jeremiah’s point very well: “The heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart.” When we read Jeremiah’s words on their own, we […]Read More A Human Problem That Needs – And Has – A Divine Solution
The proclamation of peace with God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1) must be carefully dissociated from a proclamation which says, “‘Peace, peace’, when there is no peace” (Jeremiah 6:14; Jeremiah 8:11).Read More Real Peace – And No Peace
‘Afterwards I will restore the fortunes…’ (Jeremiah 49:6). Sometimes, when you’re going through a particularly difficult time, you may wonder, ‘Will this ever end?’. God speaks to us His Word of encouragement. There will be an ‘afterwards’. There will be a ‘restoration of our fortunes’. ‘The Lord will not cast us off for ever. Though […]Read More What are you to do when you feel that your time of suffering is never going to end?
“Vain are men’s efforts to quench God’s plans. Put the prophets in prison, burn the Bibles, but God’s Word cannot be locked up, and out it will come, in increased strength (Jeremiah 36:32) to confound men’s worst efforts against it. How God must laugh when He sees puny men thinking to put HIM in His […]Read More God’s Word – In Increased Strength
Jeremiah 18:1-23 This is what the Lord is doing in our lives. He is ‘the Potter’. We are no more than ‘jars of clay’ (Jeremiah 18:6; Isaiah 64:8; 2 Corinthians 4:7). Our lives are ‘marred’ by sin. It would be very easy to give up on ourselves. God hasn’t given up on us. He looks […]Read More In The Hands Of The Potter