Daily Devotional

Daybreak: Jeremiah 40:1-16

April 30, 2020

“And now, behold, I loose thee this day from the chains which were upon thine hand. If it seem good unto thee to come with me into Babylon, come; and I will look well unto thee: but if it seem ill unto thee to come with me into Babylon, forbear: behold, all the land is before thee: whither it seemeth good and convenient for thee to go, thither go.” (Jeremiah 40:4)

As a young man,...

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Daybreak: Jeremiah 39:1-18

April 29, 2020

“Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard, saying, Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.” (Jeremiah 39:11-12)  

God always cares and watches out for His faithful followers, and sometimes that is demonstrated in remarkable ways. For example, in the late 1970s, a young Christian man, Beni, was conscripted into the...

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Daybreak: Jeremiah 37:1 through 38:28

April 28, 2020

“Ebed-melech went forth out of the king’s house, and spake to the king, saying, My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon; and he is like to die for hunger in the place where he is: for there is no more bread in the city.” (Jeremiah 38:8-9)

Occasionally, God gives people an opportunity to take heroic action....

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Daybreak: Jeremiah 36:1-32

April 27, 2020

“Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, after that the king had burned the roll, and the words which Baruch wrote at the mouth of Jeremiah, saying, Take thee again another roll, and write in it all the former words that were in the first roll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah hath burned.” (Jeremiah 36:27-28)

As part of his continuing education, my son-in-law Chris signed up for an online college class...

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Daybreak: Jeremiah 35:1-19

April 26, 2020

“But they said, We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us saying, Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye nor your sons for ever.” (Jeremiah 35:6)

Resolute commitment is admirable. Pauline Port, a godly woman from Memphis, Tennessee, had a great love for others, especially those who were down and out in life and also those who could not read. At eighty-eight years of age, she began working...

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Daybreak: Jeremiah 34:1-22

April 25, 2020

“Now when all the princes, and all the people, which had entered into the covenant, heard that every one should let his manservant, and every one his maidservant, go free, that none should serve themselves of them any more, then they obeyed, and let them go. But afterward they turned, and caused the servants and the handmaids, whom they had let go free, to return, and brought them into subjection for servants and for...

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Daybreak: Jeremiah 33:1-26

April 24, 2020

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” (Jeremiah 33:3)

George Fredrick Müller (1805-1898) was an evangelist and the founder of several orphanages in Bristol, England. More than ten thousand orphans were cared for in those homes during his lifetime. Rather than asking people for monetary support, Müller laid the orphanages’ needs before the Lord, and trusted Him to provide. At times his faith...

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Daybreak: Jeremiah 32:26-44

April 23, 2020

“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27)

The tiny baby boy screamed in pain in a cold village field on the outskirts of Langfang, China. He was covered with burns over seventy percent of his body, and one arm was just a charred stump. The villagers who had heard the baby’s cries and come to investigate turned away...

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Daybreak: Jeremiah 32:1-25

April 22, 2020

“So Hanameel mine uncle’s son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the Lord, and said unto me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance is thine, and the redemption is thine; buy it for thyself. Then I knew that this was the word of the Lord.” (Jeremiah 32:8)

Several...

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Daybreak: Jeremiah 31:1-40

April 21, 2020

“Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.” (Jeremiah 31:10)

As a small child in Sunday school, one of my favorite pictures in my Bible storybook was the classic image of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. Having grown up in the city, I had...

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