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Jeremiah 33:14 16

Jeremiah 33:14 16

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Jeremiah 33:14-16
TheWordofGodcomestoJeremiahwhilehewasinprison.Destructioniscomingbut so is happiness. A gift of life will happen. A man and women will be joinedinto a new family. When this happens, the Word of the Lord will be fulfilled.Jeremiah 33:14
The days are surely coming
– God’s vision of what will occur isnot in doubt.Jeremiah 33:15
a righteous Branch to spring up for David 
– New life will comeout of what is dead. God does this for the sake of King David.
he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land 
– This One is giventhe tasks of ruling the world with fairness.Jeremiah33:16
 JudahwillbesavedandJerusalemwillliveinsafety
Additionalwork of this ruler includes healing the people of Judah and protecting thecity of God.
Psalm 25:1-10
The psalmist testifies that he trusts the L
ORD
. This gives him the confidence toask the L
ORD
for a visible sign. Additionally, he wants the L
ORD
to rememberhim and to teach him.Psalm 25:1
O
L
ORD
 , I lift up my soul
– The author offers us his life to the L
ORD
.Psalm 25:2
O my God, in you I trust 
– The psalmist believes that the L
ORD
knows how to live his life better than he does.
do not let me be put to shame
– In a society of honor and shame, the offerto give his life to the L
ORD
means that he trust the L
ORD
not to make hima laughingstock.Psalm 25:3
let those who wait for you be put to shame
– The idea developed inverse 2 is repeated here.
let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
– The only ones whoshould be upset with their behavior are the ones who live in evil.1
 
Psalm 25:4
Make me to know your ways, O
L
ORD
– The author shifts subjectsand asks for instruction.
teach me your paths
– The author asks the L
ORD
to take him over and overagain down the way of life so that he knows how to traverse it like the back of his hand.Psalm 25:5
Lead me in your truth
– The illustration of walking in the way of theL
ORD
also includes learning the truth.
 for you are the God of my salvation
– It is the L
ORD
who redeems the authorand gives him healing.
 for you I wait all day long
– It is better to do nothing than to do somethingwithout the L
ORD
.Psalm 25:6
Be mindful of your mercy, O
L
ORD
 , and of your steadfast love
Donot forget your promises L
ORD
.Psalm 25:7
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions
– On theother hand, the author asks the L
ORD
to erase what was done because of ignorance or deliberate disobedience.Psalm25:8
heinstructssinnersintheway
Thisisthe L
ORD
swork.Thismakesthe L
ORD
good because the L
ORD
gives life to all.Psalm 25:9
He leads the humble in what is right 
– Those who are willing to listento the L
ORD
are blessed by His instruction.Psalm 25:10
All the paths of the
L
ORD
are steadfast love and faithfulness
Everyplace the L
ORD
leads is good.
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
The author of the letter describes sending Timothy to the church in Thessalonica.He asks about their faith and is pleasantly surprised about their trust and charity.What follows next is a set of instructions that the author believes will occur.1 Thessalonians 3:9
How can we thank God enough for you in return
– The work of the church along with its faith in the Lord are the two primary reasonsthat the author praises the church in Thessalonica.2
 
1 Thessalonians 3:10
Night and day we pray
– Those who plant and support thechurch must pray without ceasing.1 Thessalonians 3:11
Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesusdirect our way to you.
– The implicit assumption is that the author is a goodteacher. Any difference between what the instructor tells the church andwhat the church is doing therefore needs changing. This is a prayer that theauthor asks. Mold the church in what I have been taught.1 Thessalonians 3:12
may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all
– The prayer also includes a request that Jesus givethe community the gift of affection for the entire community.1 Thessalonians 3:13
he so strengthen your hearts in holiness
– To these peoplewho are already members of the church, the author asks that God give themthe gift of the Law.
Luke 21:25-36
What would you do if you knew the real story about Jesus Christ and his teach-ings? Would specific instructions from God make life any easier? What is the truepurpose of history? As you start listening to the Gospel according to St. Luke,you will soon notice that the author answers these basic questions along withmany others.Luke begins with an introduction that tells you exactly why he wrote the book.He found all the other accounts about Jesus to be lacking in one-way or another.You certainly hear this point of view throughout the Gospel. Recall what you onlycan find in Luke: the rich fool who plans without God (12:16-21), Lazarus and therich man (16:19-31), the good Samaritan (10:30-35), and the lost son (15:11-32).Without Luke, you would not have these accounts.Luke continues to be an innovator. He places both Jesus and the Church in thecontext of history. In this Gospel, time moves clearly and in almost uniform stepsfrom beginning to end. This technique shows you that Jesus came to fulfill all theprophecies of ancient Israel.The use of history and prophecies are not the only significant differences be-tween Luke and the other Gospels. Luke portrays the apostles as prophets whobring you God’s enduring Word. They are not the clueless individuals that you seein the Gospel according to St. Mark. Unlike the other Gospels, Luke approves of 3

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