Day 234

Today’s Reading – Jeremiah 46-48

The nations will hear of your shame; your cries will fill the earth. One warrior will stumble over another; both will fall down together.

Jeremiah 46:12

See the picture?

Falling like dominoes.

John Wesley wrote in his notes on this verse

Stumbled — Stumbling one upon another, so that both those that went before, and those who followed after, should fall together

Jeremiah is delivering a prophetic message to the nations and chapter 46 details the judgement coming for Egypt. The image in verse 12 drew me in today. Especially the commentary made by John Wesley.

How often when we live outside of a relationship with God do we find ourselves stumbling around seeking meaning and purpose?

I think we all have been there at some point. The problem is when we are stumbling who do we go for to gain strength and direction.

The picture is that if you go to direction from others who are stumbling you simply topple over one another.

God constantly calls out to those that are stumbling and wandering, “Come to me!”

Don’t wander alone. Find a church home.

Find a small group led by a grounded Christian teacher/leader.

No need to topple over – Stand Firm!

Tomorrow’s reading – Jeremiah 49-50


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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