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Tag: Jeremiah

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Ben Van Arragon

No Guilt in Life, No Fear in Death

Read: Jeremiah 50:17-20 In those days and in that time . . . iniquity shall be sought in Israel, and there shall be none. (v. 20) At the conclusion of

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Ben Van Arragon

All Oppression Shall Cease

Read: Jeremiah 50:1-10 . . . let us join ourselves to the Lord in an everlasting covenant. (v. 5) God spent much of Jeremiah pronouncing judgment. He announced the instrument

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Ben Van Arragon

Surrender

Read: Jeremiah 38:14-18 If you will surrender . . . then your life shall be spared. (v. 17) Although I’ve never needed this advice, I read recently that one of

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Ben Van Arragon

Prosperity and Peace

Read: Jeremiah 33:1-9 I will heal my people and let them enjoy abundant peace and security. (v. 6 NIV) Throughout the Old Testament, God promised one thing above all others:

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Ben Van Arragon

Nothing Is Too Difficult

Read: Jeremiah 32:17-23 Ah, Lord God . . . Nothing is too hard for you. (v. 17) Periodically I counsel couples in crisis. When there is conflict or neglect between

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Ben Van Arragon

A New Covenant

Read: Jeremiah 31:27-34 I will make a new covenant with . . . Israel . . . (v. 31) At Mount Sinai, God established a covenant with his people. He

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Ben Van Arragon

I Will Be Your God

Read: Jeremiah 30:18-24 I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob. (v. 18) In the first half of Jeremiah, God threatened judgment; in the second half, he promised

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Ben Van Arragon

Hope and a Future

Read: Jeremiah 29:10-14 I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD. (v. 11) Jeremiah 29:11 is one of the most-quoted verses of the Hebrew Bible. There is

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Ben Van Arragon

Rooted in Love

Read: Jeremiah 29:1-9 Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. (v. 7 NIV) When my family and I first moved into