10/24/2019

Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. — Jeremiah 17:5

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. — Jeremiah 17:7

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? — Jeremiah 17:9

I the LORD search the heart, try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doing. — Jeremiah 17:10

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Author: Margaret from soulfood101blog

Praying the world will read God's Word for themselves, and not rely on what someone else tells them His Word says or means.

15 thoughts on “10/24/2019”

  1. That’s such a beautifully relaxing photo. It’s like a balm for the busy mind 😊
    The first Jeremiah inclusion is interesting – “Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm”. I gather it’s trusting and putting other men (or perhaps anything?) before God for the first part, but how would you interpret the latter part, “maketh flesh his arm”?
    Sorry for the question, I’m just curious  ♥ xx

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      1. This is the same verse in The Message version: “Cursed is the strong one
        who depends on mere humans,
        Who thinks he can make it on muscle alone.”
        Our will and strength (emotional or physical) can only take us so far. I think eventually our arms get tired from the energy it takes to hold boundaries against all the awful stuff and that’s when only his strength will do.

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