God always keeps His promises. His plan is always to redeem us even when we’ve been wrong.
Read: 2 Chronicles 36:23
“The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth. He has appointed me to build him a Temple at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Any of you who are his people may go there for this task. And may the Lord your God be with you!”
There are consequences for stubborn disobedience.
Read 2 Chronicles 36:17,18,21
So the Lord brought the king of Babylon against them. The Babylonians killed Judah’s young men, even chasing after them into the Temple. They had no pity on the people, killing both young men and young women, the old and the infirm. God handed all of them over to Nebuchadnezzar.
The king took home to Babylon all the articles, large and small, used in the Temple of God, and the treasures from both the Lord’s Temple and from the palace of the king and his officials.
So the message of the Lord spoken through Jeremiah was fulfilled. The land finally enjoyed its Sabbath rest, lying desolate until the seventy years were fulfilled, just as the prophet had said.
Be sure your plans agree with God’s plans for you.
Read: Proverbs 16:9
We can make our plans,
but the Lord determines our steps.
Now and forever cut pride loose.
Read: Proverbs 16:18
Pride goes before destruction,
a haughty spirit before a fall.
God is wiser than all.
Read 1 Corinthians 1:25
This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.
God is fair and faithful. You can tell Him everything.
Read: 1 John 1:9
But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
Some people are sensitive about their needs, so fill the need quietly.
Read: Matthew 6:4
Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.
If you want protection from evil, stay faithful to God.
Read: Daniel 6:19-22
Very early the next morning, the king got up and hurried out to the lions’ den. 20 When he got there, he called out in anguish, “Daniel, servant of the living God! Was your God, whom you serve so faithfully, able to rescue you from the lions?”
21 Daniel answered, “Long live the king! 22 My God sent his angel to shut the lions’ mouths so that they would not hurt me, for I have been found innocent in his sight. And I have not wronged you, Your Majesty.”
Hold fast to what you believe.
Read: James 1:8
But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
The only thing that matters is loving God. Then love yourself and after that you can love others too!
Read: Ecclesiastes 9:7
So go ahead. Eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, for God approves of this!