The last few weeks I’ve been trying to read Jeremiah and sometimes it’s clearer than others how I’m meant to respond to the word. But today Jeremiah was pretty clear: there are two ways two live…

“Cursed is the man who trusts in man” (17.5-6)
> he makes flesh his strength
> whose heart turns away from the LORD
> like a desert shrub, he will not see any good come

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD” (17.7-8)
> whose trust is the LORD
> he is like a tree planted by water
> that does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green
> is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit

Who you trust is who you put your trust in – and this results in blessing or curse.

To have my roots in the LORD, the fountain of living water (17.13) – to understand the world as the Bible shows me it, to know I am ‘ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven’. To not get depressed when my plans fail, to not buy into the materialist dream, to remove self from the driving seat, to know I’m worthy because I’m loved and not try and be loved by being worthy.

Keep me trusting who God is!

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