Monday, June 8, 2020

Who’s Your Daddy

Jeremiah‬ ‭9:23-24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“This is what the Lord says: “Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom, or the powerful boast in their power, or the rich boast in their riches. But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the Lord who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth, and that I delight in these things. I, the Lord, have spoken!”

Jeremiah‬ ‭9:23-24‬ ‭KJV‬

“Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.”
  1. Demonstrates 
  2. KJV “Which exercise” - This important root means to work, labor, toil.
God IS love. In addition, He is a God of Justice.

Jeremiah‬ ‭9:25-26‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“A time is coming,” says the Lord, “when I will punish all those who are circumcised in body but not in spirit— the Egyptians, Edomites, Ammonites, Moabites, the people who live in the desert in remote places, and yes, even the people of Judah. And like all these pagan nations, the people of Israel also have uncircumcised hearts.”

Circumcision - The practice of cutting off the foreskin of the male organ.
  • Was not uncommon in ancient times.
  • Non Jews practiced it a as puberty rite of passage at age 13.
  • God commanded Abraham to circumcise his offspring on the 8th day after birth. This gave the operation a religious meaning.
  • It was like a sign of God’s ownership of the male leadership of His people.

Isaiah‬ ‭30:18‬ ‭NASB‬

“Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.”

The killing of George Floyd by four Minneapolis Police Officers was the tipping point for decades of oppressive law enforcement tactics & ethics.

Christian Cooper could’ve been George Floyd if Law Enforcement had responded quicker. 

Breonna Taylor was shot 8 times & killed in her home by Law Enforcement while executing a “No Knock Warrant!!

Ahmaud Aubery was shot and killed while jogging by a citizen executing what he considered to be Citizen’s Arrest. 

Jeremiah‬ ‭31:31-34‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“The day is coming,” says the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah. This covenant will not be like the one I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand and brought them out of the land of Egypt. They broke that covenant, though I loved them as a husband loves his wife,” says the Lord. “But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my peopleAnd they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, ‘You should know the Lord.’ For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know me already,” says the Lord. “And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.”

Micah‬ ‭6:6-8‬ ‭GNB‬‬

“What shall I bring to the LORD, the God of heaven, when I come to worship him? Shall I bring the best calves to burn as offerings to him? Will the LORD be pleased if I bring him thousands of sheep or endless streams of olive oil? Shall I offer him my firstborn child to pay for my sins? No, the LORD has told us what is good. What he requires of us is this: to do what is just, to show constant love, and to live in humble fellowship with our God.”

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