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DAILY MANNA TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

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2 months 1 week ago #10265 by thaiwohvista
DAILY MANNA TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 was created by thaiwohvista
TOPIC: PRAY FOR THE LAND

TEXT: Jeremiah 29:1-9

KEY VERSE:
And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.” - (Jeremiah 29:7)

Prophet Jeremiah’s concern for the captives who left in the first siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon was passionate considering the nature of advice, counsel and instruction he gave to them as he was directed by God. Love, care and concern have always yielded positive results when appreciated.

Virtues like these are only possible through effective and fervent prayers which the agonising and weeping prophet of Judah had embarked on for a long time. Praying for our land and the people is a duty we owe and we must ensure we faithfully discharge it for the good of all and sundry in the nation.

Jeremiah was sent with a message to the captives of Judah staying in Babylon urging them to build and dwell in goodly homes and plant gardens and eat fruits there. They were to marry and bear children as well as allow their sons to get married and give out their daughters in marriage. Indeed, he reminded them that God would like them to remain in the land of captivity, increase and multiply until the appointed time of seventy years when he would graciously bring them back to Jerusalem.

The most High is a wise, loving, caring and principled God who must carry out His purpose and plan according to His prerogatives. He cares, whether His people are in the land of Judah or in Babylon, the land of captivity. Wherever we find ourselves, let us be sure His mercy and goodness will cover us. Whoever trusts in the Lord shall not make haste. He has his appointed time for the release and return of the captives. He only requires our patience and supplication. He has promised and He will definitely not tarry more than necessary.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Prayer and patience will secure us divine promises.

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Proverbs 18-20

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