GodSpeak Readings: Week 61/November 8-13

November 8-13
Jeremiah 41-Lamentations 1

GodSpeak readings for each day are listed below. Click the link to read the section and/or listen online. A discussion question is listed below for you to use in your GodSpeak group session or for discussion with others who are reading along.

Monday, November 8 Jeremiah 41-43  Read & Listen Online Jeremiah 41,  Read & Listen Online Jeremiah 42, Read & Listen Online Jeremiah 43, (Click “Audio” link to listen)
1. The people pledged themselves in obedience to God, and God promised to protect and bless them if they remained in the land (Jeremiah 42:5-12). Then at the threat of the Babylonians, the people promptly moved to Egypt. What factors might have influenced their change of heart?

Tuesday, November 9 Jeremiah 44-45  Read & Listen Online Jeremiah 44, Read & Listen Online Jeremiah 45  (Click “Audio” link to listen)
2. Review Jeremiah 44:1-18. From what influences had the Lord sought to protect His people by commanding them to remain in Judah?

Wednesday, November 10 Jeremiah 46-49  Read & Listen Online Jeremiah 46, Read & Listen Online Jeremiah 47, Read & Listen Online Jeremiah 48, Read & Listen Online Jeremiah 49 (Click “Audio” link to listen)
3. Note God‘s promise to His people even as He pronounces judgment against Israel‘s enemies (Jeremiah 46:27). Relate this promise to the security you have in Christ, even as you endure daily stresses of insecurity, turmoil, and hardship.

Thursday, November 11 Jeremiah 50-51  Read & Listen Online Jeremiah 50, Read & Listen Online Jeremiah 51 (Click “Audio” link to listen)
4. Review Jeremiah 51:10-16. How do these words also suggest a picture of the Last Day?

Friday, November 12 Jeremiah 52  Read & Listen Online   (Click “Audio” link to listen)
5. Jeremiah 52 (see especially verse 27b) tells of Judah being led away into captivity. Isaiah 61:1 talks about freedom from captivity in words that Jesus later applies to Himself (see Luke 4:16-21). How has Jesus set free from captivity those who trust in Him?

Saturday, November 13 Lamentations 1  Read & Listen Online   (Click “Audio” link to listen)
6. Jeremiah lamented the sins of Judah, Israel, and the city of Jerusalem (Lamentations 1:8). Name some sins that he may have been remembering. He also acknowledged his own sin (Lamentations 1:9). What sins of his own might he have recalled (Jeremiah 1:6; 20:7-10)? What sins of our own time and of our own doing could we list for bringing to the throne of God’s grace? Jeremiah could see the grief the sin had brought on the people (Lamentations 1:5). What truth brought him comfort (Lamentations 1:18)?

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