Jeremiah 24:7 Lord, work in my heart so that I will always recognize You as Lord. Be my God. Lord let me be like the good figs following You with my whole heart all my life.
This chapter shows us that while God never ordains false leaders, He may use wicked leaders, even self-appointed ones to perform His purposes.
What an irony. God warns against false leaders and simultaneously uses an evil king (the Babylonian Nebuchadnezzar) to prune the people He calls His own. This chapter helps us today to see an important truth regarding how God carries out His will in history.
Jeremiah 27:5 Almighty God, by Your great power You made the earth and all its people and every animal. You can do whatever You choose. We are all in your hands, Lord, from the greatest to the smallest. Help us to recognize You for who You are and ourselves for what we are.
Jeremiah 27:14 Lord, help us to put our faith in You and Your promises and not in the words of mere humans.
Jeremiah 27:22 Lord, You promised to bring Your people back to Jerusalem, and You kept that promise, and the whole world cannot deny the fact that Israel is a nation, even if they wont accept it. I thank You because You are faithful to Your Word. Help me to speak simply and truthfully too, and always keep my word. (Matthew 5:37)
2 Peter 2
2 Peter 2:1 Pray that God will give you the desire to know and understand His word so that you can recognize those who are not teaching the truth.
2 Peter 2:4-10 Praise and adore the almighty God of justice, because He will always reward righteousness and punish evil “right to the day of judgment.”
2 Peter 2:19-20 Ask the Lord to reveal to you if there is anything besides the Spirit that has you in its control, such as addiction or recurring sin. Pray that God will disentangle you from any such thing that holds you captive.