JEREMIAH CHAPTER 24

This entry is part 22 of 48 in the series Jeremiah

WHEN BAD TURNS OUT TO BE GOOD

Does It Take Extreme Measures To Make Us Turn Seriously To God ?

1. God sees everything, like it or not. (Jer. 24:1-3)
A. He sees the good (figs), and plans to bless them.
– Gives them a heart to know Him. (Jer. 24:7 & 22:16)
– They will return with the whole heart. (Jer. 24:7)
B. He sees the bad (figs), and judges them. (Jer. 24:9)
– Cannot be eaten. Compare to Rev. 3:16
– Don’t seek God because of deceit. (Jer. 9:6)

2. Some events are designed to motivate us for good.
A. Do we think seriously about our purpose in life without being motivated
by events ?
B. Do we consider our relationship with God without outside motivation ?

3. A real Christian can deal with events of all kinds.
A. We have the promise of God for our good. Rom. 8:28
B. Nothing can happen that will be too much for us. 1 Cor. 10:13
(If we take too much on us, it is because we have taken it on,
not because God gave it.)

– Does this apply to relationship problems ? YES.
– Does this apply to financial problems ? YES.
C. We have a divine Partner to carry the heavy load. Matt. 11:28-29
D. We are instructed what to do with our cares. 1 Pet. 5:7
E. We are privileged to rely upon the power of Christ. Phil. 4:13

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