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Jeremiah 24—26, Titus 2 • Key Verse: Jeremiah 24:7
The heart is a very fickle thing. One day your teenager is in love with the guy of her
dreams. The next day he's history. Often our hearts are like that toward the Lord.
Israel was God's chosen nation, the object of His special love (Deut. 7:7-8). But the
Jewish people had fickle hearts. Time and again they promised their love to Jehovah
alone, and time and again they snubbed the Lord and lusted after the false gods around
Divine punishment was inevitable. It finally came when Israel was carried into
Babylonian captivity.
Still, God loved them. He promised, “My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I
will bring them back to this land…. I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the
LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all
their heart” (Jer. 24:6-7).
Think for a minute of how patient God is with us when we sin (Ps. 86:15), how faithful
He is to forgive us when we confess our sin (1 John 1:9), and how He gives us a heart
to thirst for Him (Ps. 42:1-2). Let that thought deepen your desire to have a heart, for
God. Let Him give you that kind of heart today.
“Father, let my heart beat with Your heart, let it be consumed with the things that
consume You, and let it be set against the things that You condemn. Give me a
yearning heart, a longing heart, a loving heart. ”
Woodrow Kroll & Tony beckett

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