Daily Archives: June 15, 2018

June 15 – Beatitudes Study Day 13

This summer, we are studying the Beatitudes that start-off Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:1-12. These ways that Jesus tells us we should act as Christians are counter-cultural, with blessings or rewards that will come in eternity, not here. We’ll be digging deeper into each of the 9 Beatitudes, looking at other verses in the Bible that describe each characteristic, Biblical characters that exude the Beatitudes, and the blessing that comes from it. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4)

Jeremiah 8:21-9:2

18 You who are my Comforter in sorrow,
    my heart is faint within me.
19 Listen to the cry of my people
    from a land far away:
“Is the Lord not in Zion?
    Is her King no longer there?”
“Why have they aroused my anger with their images,
    with their worthless foreign idols?”
20 “The harvest is past,
    the summer has ended,
    and we are not saved.”
21 Since my people are crushed, I am crushed;
    I mourn, and horror grips me.
22 Is there no balm in Gilead?
    Is there no physician there?
Why then is there no healing
    for the wound of my people?
9:1 Oh, that my head were a spring of water
    and my eyes a fountain of tears!
I would weep day and night
    for the slain of my people.
Oh, that I had in the desert
    a lodging place for travelers,
so that I might leave my people
    and go away from them;
for they are all adulterers,
    a crowd of unfaithful people.

SOAP Note

Jeremiah’s Heart | Dyea Rowland

Scripture

Jeremiah 8:21-9:2

Observation

Jeremiah had great mental pain, as he watched his people make empty promises to the Lord and continue to worship false gods. Jeremiah with an extremely heavy heart knew what was going to happen to his people. As it played out, he became very sad at the death that overcame his own people.

Application

Verse 18 is my heart…I am sad and sick in my heart, and no one can comfort me. No One except You that is. I see this kind of broken every day, and my heart is heavy. Drug use, alcohol use, and promiscuity – the wrong idols, the wrong comfort, the wrong promises. I see the enemy that kills Your people daily. Let me reach them with Your truth, with comforting words, before it’s too late for them.

Prayer

Father, it’s been extra heavy out there lately. The devil knows that he has but a short amount of time remaining…but so do we. Help me reach Your lost in Your comfort. Give me Your heart. In Jesus’ name…Amen.

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