This is what The LORD says y’all:
“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
who draws strength from mere flesh
and whose heart turns away from the Lord.
That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;
they will not see prosperity when it comes.
They will dwell in the parched places of the desert,
in a salt land where no one lives.
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in Him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”
And we are ‘learned’ further:
The heart is deceitful above all things
and beyond cure.
Who can understand it?
“I the Lord search the heart
and examine the mind,
to reward each person according to their conduct,
according to what their deeds deserve.”
Like a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay
are those who gain riches by unjust means.
When their lives are half gone, their riches will desert them,
and in the end they will prove to be fools.
A glorious throne, exalted from the beginning,
is the place of our sanctuary.
LORD, you are the hope of Israel;
all who forsake You will be put to shame.
Those who turn away from You will be written in the dust
because they have forsaken the LORD,
the spring of living water.
Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed;
save me and I will be saved,
for You are The One I praise.
They keep saying to me,
“Where is the word of the LORD?
Let it now be fulfilled!”
I have not run away from being Your shepherd;
you know I have not desired the day of despair.
What passes my lips is open before You.
Do not be a terror to me;
You are my refuge in the day of disaster.
Let my persecutors be put to shame, Amen
but keep me from shame;
let them be terrified,
but keep me from terror.
Bring on them the day of disaster;
destroy them with double destruction.
It IS easier for this to read, “According to Jeremiah 17…” many have stated this as promise. Many times we see a quote and are quick to lay claim to that promise. For example Philippians 4:13 says: “I can do all this through The LORD Who gives me strength.
We read further: “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the LORD Jesus and your Love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our LORD Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people, and His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength.” Ephesians 1:15-19
We read further in Philippians 4:19: “And God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.” Why? We are quick to quote, lay hands on promises, the spoken word. But why did Paul speak these prayers that have fast become known quotes? Do we do our part? Why do these come with conditions? No promise is without condition. What did the Philippians do?
“Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only;
for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need.
Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account.
I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.”
“Ask and you shall recieve, seek and you shall find, knock and The door shall be opened…” Matthew 7:7, Luke 11:9 Are we to be still/silent? It says what we must do to receive.
Many quote: “Be still before the LORD.” Psalm 37:7
“Be still before the LORD
and wait patiently for Him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.”
It does not say “Be quiet…”
“In my distress I called to the LORD;
I cried to my God for help.
From His temple He heard my voice;
my cry came before Him, into His ears.”
There are things we must do in order to recieve the promises:
There are promises. Are you recieving? Ask and do as we have shared today and in the past!
We can go on and on, but each and every promise in Scripture comes with a condition. Are we meeting them?