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Monday, February 18, 2019: Zephaniah 1-2

“Neither their silver or their gold shall be able to deliver them on the day of wrath of the Lord.” Your place in God’s family is sure in Christ; but is there something else you’re trusting in that you need to lay down today?

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Tuesday, February 19, 2019: Zephaniah 3

Pray for our nation: For our President, Congress, State and local officials, and Judges, that they might lead and rule in ways that conform with God’s word and will.

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Wednesday, February 20, 2019: Jeremiah 1-2

Where is God sending you? Wherever it is, He sends you with His word and His power just as He sent Jeremiah.

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Thursday, February 21, 2019: Jeremiah 3-4

“My anguish, my anguish! I write in pain! Oh the walls of my heart! My heart is beating wildly; I cannot keep silent” (4:19). Do you feel the same pain concerning those who will face God’s judgment? If not, why not?

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Friday, February 22, 2019: Jeremiah 5-6

Although Jesus took upon Himself the destruction we deserve, the message here is clear: It does not go well for those who fail to pay attention to God’s word. Take stock of your life: Is there an area you need to bring in line with God’s Word?

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Saturday, February 23, 2019: Jeremiah 7-8

Sometimes our job is not to “make someone believe,” it’s only to share a word with someone whether they listen or not. God will take care of that part!

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Monday, February 25, 2019: Jeremiah 9-10

To “boast” means to take pride in. Don’t be tempted to take pride in anything except that you know the Lord (or, more appropriately, that He knows you!)

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Tuesday, February 26, 2019: Jeremiah 11-12

Jeremiah’s question at the start of Ch. 12 is often ours: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Don’t lose hope in the face of evil: God has overcome it! His plan is already complete on the cross!

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Wednesday, February 27, 2019: Jeremiah 13-14

God has strong words here for false, peace-pedaling prophets. Be careful about who (or what) you’re listening to! Don’t forget to check all those voices against God’s Word.

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Thursday, February 28, 2019: Jeremiah 15-16

God’s promise of deliverance is for you, and it is complete on the cross! (Who do you know who needs to know that?)

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Friday, March 1, 2019: Jeremiah 17-18

“Come, let us make plots against Jeremiah, for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, let us strike him with the tongue, and let us not pay attention to any of his words” (18:18). Those who stand opposed to the Word and will of God will always invent ways around it. Don’t fall into their trap!

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Saturday, March 2, 2019: Jeremiah 19-20

God continually gives Jeremiah tangible “object lessons” for the people, in much the same way that He continually gives us the bread and wine, His Son’s body and blood -objects for us to illustrate not destruction but His great love for us.

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Monday, March 4, 2019: Jeremiah 21-22

You’ve now read about two weeks of God’s warnings—again and again—of wrath against His people. What does this suggest about God’s character? (Is He exceedingly mean, or is He exceedingly loving and desirous that they might turn from their ways?)

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Tuesday, March 5, 2019: Jeremiah 23-24

Notice the prophecy of a shepherd in the beginning verses of ch. 23. Compare this to John 10. Give thanks to God for sending His Shepherd!

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Wednesday, March 6, 2019: Jeremiah 25-26

“When Jeremiah had finished speaking … the priests and the prophets and all the people laid hold of him saying ‘you shall die!’” (26:8). Ask God for the boldness and courage to speak His truth even in the face of opposition.

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Thursday, March 7, 2019: Jeremiah 27-28

God commands His people to serve the King of Babylon not because the King is good, but because God has instituted him. Paul has similar thoughts in Romans 13. Commit to obedience toward your governing officials, but also pray for them that they might lead in ways congruent with God’s will.

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Friday, March 8, 2019: Jeremiah 29-30

God is specific in Ch. 30 that the condition of the Israelites is “grievous” and “incurable.” It took a full transplant, a complete reworking, to make these people (and you and me) right again. Thanks be to God that He provided that through His Son!

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Saturday, March 9, 2019: Jeremiah 31-32

Buying a field that’s about to be conquered by an enemy is a bad investment. Jeremiah buys it to show that there is a future hope for Israel. His trust in God gives him confidence. What move is God asking you to make out of confidence in a future hope?

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Monday, March 11, 2019: Jeremiah 33-34

“If you can break my covenant with the day and with the night…so also my covenant with the House of David can be broken” (33:20-21). God sets up for Jeremiah an impossible task to make a point: He could no more change the order of day and night than He could cause God’s promise to His people to be broken. Even as the people fail again and again to hold up their end of the deal, God will not. His promise is Eternal and Sure!

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Jeremiah 35-36

“Take another scroll and write on it all the words that were on the former scroll.” God’s Word is God’s Word. We (or others) can cut it up and burn it and even seize the ones who proclaim it, but God’s Word will endure.

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Wednesday, March 13, 2019: Jeremiah 37-38

Why is God sending the message that those who want to live should go out to the Chaldeans, the powerful, invading army? Inaction or false comfort leads to trouble, while trust in God (even when it looks dicey) leads to life! Where do you need to trust God enough to take a risk?

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Thursday, March 14, 2019: Jeremiah 39-40

Do not be afraid to serve the Chaldeans (40:9). There are lots of false-soothing voices assuring us that we can serve other masters without fear. But just as it does not turn out well for the people of Judah, it will not work out well for you if you're serving other masters.

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Friday, March 15, 2019: Psalms 74, 79

We often find ourselves asking along with the Psalmist: Why did you withhold your hand? In other words, why are you allowing these things to happen, God? But we don't get that answer. If you're there, take comfort in the Psalmist's assurance that God is before this current trouble and more powerful than it.

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)


Saturday, March 16, 2019: 2 Kings 24-25

The reading ends in a distasteful way: The one who did evil, who was apart from God, ends up prospering. We see this all the time don't we? Know that this is but a small snap-shot in God’s much larger plan.

—Jason Taber (St. John the Evangelist, Brooklyn)