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Read Jeremiah 8:18-9:1


Tuesday

Read Jeremiah 8:18-9:1

18My sorrow cannot be healed;h
I am sick at heart.
19Listen! Throughout the land
I hear my people crying out,
“Is the Lord no longer in Zion?
Is Zion’s king no longer there?”
The Lord, their king, replies,
“Why have you made me angry by worshipping your idols
and by bowing down to your useless foreign gods?”
20The people cry out,
“The summer is gone, the harvest is over,
but we have not been saved.”
21My heart has been crushed
because my people are crushed;
I mourn; I am completely dismayed.
22Is there no medicine in Gilead?i
Are there no doctors there?
Why, then, have my people not been healed?
9 I wish my head were a well of water,
and my eyes a fountain of tears,
so that I could cry day and night
for my people who have been killed.

Think

Jeremiah expresses his sadness - Jerusalem is destroyed, Israel is falling apart - the people cry out to God but God answers with a question:
"Why have you made me angry by worshipping your idols and by bowing down to your useless foreign gods?"

Pray

My heart has been crushed because my people are crushed; I mourn; I am completely dismayed... - Jeremiah 8:22
Bring the brokenness of the world around you to God in heartfelt prayer.

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