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Devotional Guide for Tuesday, November 19

Jeremiah 23:1-10

Reflect
There is so much political unrest all over the world. One has to think hard to find one world leader that commands respect. It was so in Jeremiah’s day as well. He was speaking harshly to the shepherds, the kings of the day, who instead of bestowing care upon the people, were scattering them and destroying them. We see that today as well. There are many tyrant leaders that allow corruption to destroy economies, and violence to destroy human dignity. Jeremiah points out that the “shepherd kings” were not listening to God’s counsel, but to the counsel of false prophets. God in return, would bestow punishment upon these kings, and He Himself would gather the remnant of His flock from the various places, bringing them back where they belonged, allowing them to be fruitful and prosperous. God would then place shepherds over them who would be zealous for their well-being. The present corrupt leaders are contrasted with the coming Messiah – the perfect King from David’s line.

Apply
Leaders are held accountable for the people placed under their care. Whom has God placed in your care? Seek God’s counsel as you lead, and point to His Word and reign as the ultimate standard.

Jerilyn Bayer

Pray

  • For those who need to be encouraged in heart and united in love.
  • Pray through the prayer page in our program.
  • Pray for Pastor Dan, our Lead Team Pastor and his family. 
  • Pray for our Hospitality Coordinator, Irene Dickau.
  • Pray for our Daycare in its service to children and their families this week.  Pray for the director, Kristy Thomas. 
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