Jeremiah 15:16

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.
Jeremiah 15:16

Earlier in this chapter, the Lord had explained to the prophet Jeremiah that ruin and sorrow would soon come to Israel because of their refusal to repent. And Jeremiah would be the one to deliver God’s message to the people.

In his anguish over the judgment about to fall and the vile reception he would receive as the messenger of God, Jeremiah dug in deeper and expressed his full dependence upon God and upon God’s word.

This verse reminds me to ask myself, “Has reading the Bible become just another task that I need to get done? Does God’s word bring rejoicing to my heart, or is Christianity just the philosophy that I ascribe to?”

Today, join me in prayer and in action. Prayers that the Lord would reveal to us the deep treasures of His word; actions that involve our participation in reading and digesting every line of scripture that meets our eyes. Believer, you and I are called by His name. We are His children (John 1:12). Let’s be hungry to know our Heavenly Father better every day.

Jeff Deal