Scripture: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Isaiah 9:6-7; Zechariah 9:9-10. Click here to view full scripture.
Observation: What was going on in the Bible at this time?
The people who were to lead Israel in God’s path were the ones responsible for Israel’s problems and judgment. Jeremiah contrasted the corrupt leaders with Jesus, the coming perfect King who would reign over Israel. In the time of darkness in Israel, God had promised to send His son Jesus to deliver all people from their sins. Jesus was born. He also rode in to Jerusalem on a donkey; God’s Word was true. Follow along in Jeremiah 23:1-6, Isaiah 9:6-7, and Zechariah 9:9-10, as we continue our “30-Day Walk with Jesus” series!
Application: How can we apply this to our lives?
Leaders are the ones held responsible for those entrusted in their care. God holds each of us responsible for those we influence and lead. God promised to send Jesus into the world to deliver all people from the slavery of their sins, and He did just that. Jesus was born, and he also died on the cross for our sins, just as God said these events would happen. We can be just as certain about Jesus’ return, his second coming! During Jesus’ second coming, we will all be subject to him. He will rule over the whole earth, and everyone will confess him as Lord.
Prayer: What can we pray for in regards to these passages?
Heavenly Father, Thank You for the examples and stories that You have placed in Your Word for us to learn from. Father, we know that we are sinners, and we ask for Your forgiveness. Please help us to forgive others who have hurt us and make things right with those we hurt. Please help us to love others, just like you love us. Please help us to always follow Your ways for us, obeying and praising You through all circumstances in our lives. And when we do face consequences for our sins, please draw us back to You, Father. Please help us to love and obey You wholeheartedly. Please be with those who have rejected You, and help them to return to You, Father, before judgement. Please help us to draw near to You, and please protect us from giving in to the pressures of this fallen world. We want to live Godly lives. When we face struggles in this life, Father, please help us to call upon You. We thank You for Your son Jesus who died to free us from the slavery of our sins. Thank You for the promise of one day living in eternity with You. Please guide and protect us, our friends, families, pets, and our brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering. We love You and thank You for everything. – in Jesus’ name we pray, amen.