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August 6 - Morning

"This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord:
‘Stand at the gate of the Lord’s house and there proclaim this message:

“Hear the word of the Lord, all you people of Judah who come through these gates to worship the Lord. This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says:

'Reform your ways and your actions, and I will let you live in this place. Do not trust in deceptive words and say,

"This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord!"

If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly, if you do not oppress the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow and
do not shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not follow other gods to your own harm, then I will let you live in this place, in the land I gave your ancestors for ever and ever.

But look, you are trusting in deceptive words that are worthless…

…Go now to the place in Shiloh where I first made a dwelling for my Name, see what I did to it because of the wickedness of my people Israel. 

While you were doing all these things,'
declares the Lord, 'I spoke to you again and again, but you did not listen; 
I called you, but you did not answer. 

Therefore, what I did to Shiloh I will now do to the house that bears my Name, the temple you trust in, the place I gave to you and your ancestors.' " ' "

- Jeremiah 7:1-8, 12-14

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Jeremiah's Temple Message    

Around 622 BC Jeremiah would have stood at one of the gates that led into the temple courts to proclaim this message. It would have been a place of heavy traffic into the area of worship.

Jeremiah’s message challenged the people to reform their ways instead of merely trusting their mystical, magical worship and worship center. The people had begun to trust in a form of false religion that came from false teaching and a false understanding of the word of the Lord.

Jeremiah quotes the people of Judah and, then, rejects their words as an incantation of false hope:

"This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord!"

The triple repetition of, “This is the temple of the Lord,” is similar to the beginning of Babylonian magical texts used at this time (Maqlu). The people had based their understanding of the Lord on their own contemporary culture’s understanding and had misinterpreted the Lord’s intervention and deliverance of Jerusalem from the Assyrian invasion by Sennacherib in 701 BC (2 Chronicles 32). Their lack of understanding had led them to believe the temple of the Lord was indestructible and they were protected. Jeremiah tells them the Lord will destroy his own temple, city and people if they do not reflect his character and truth.

Jeremiah then uses a biblical account of a historical example that occurred around 1100 BC when the Lord destroyed his own tabernacle in Shiloh (1 Samuel 4) to support his words of warning.

  Christian Quote from Church History
"Prior to the reign of the godly King Josiah, the law of God had been lost in the temple for many years. Has the same thing occurred among us? Has the evangel been lost among evangelicals?" 
- Paul Washer
Something to Ponder??

The attitude of the monks and hermits from the 200's-400's who renounced the world for a life of asceticism, humility and charity can be found in a book entitled, "The sayings of the Desert Fathers."
Here is a sample quote:

"Someone questioned Abba Biare in these words,
'What shall I do to be saved?'

He replied,
'Go, reduce your appetite and your manual work, dwell without care in your cell and you will be saved.'"

(Read samples here and full text here.)

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Za’aq (Hb) – to cry  (Eng) - The Hebrew word za’aq means “to cry,” “to cry out,” “to call.”
usually refers to the cry of a person in distress.
In Judges 3:9; Jeremiah 11:12 and Jonah 1:5 people za’aq to the Lord for help.

  Straight Street, mentioned in Acts 9:11, still exists in Damascus, although the Roman street of Acts 9 is about 20 feet below the modern street.
(Details HERE and HERE.
Photos HERE and HERE.)
Confession to Action   Facts and Information
I will not trust in religious rituals, but will seek to live in obedience to the will of the Lord.
I will learn the Word of God so I can discern between times when
God destroys his Tabernacle as in the days of Samuel and
when God delivers his Temple as in the days of Hezekiah.
  "These commands are a lamp...keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue
of the wayward wife."

- Proverbs 6:23-24
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A view of the Megiddo Valley from Nazareth.

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