January 29, 2017 – Fix or Facts

“Fix or Facts: Flight or Favor”

Jeremiah 42:1-6

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Jeremiah 42:1-6

Introduction

: Several weeks ago, In my readings I came across a section of Scripture in Jeremiah that arrested my attention.

I put in the margins of my devotional bible, Prophetic 2017?

Context

of Jeremiah 42

A small remnant of Judah under the de facto leadership of Johannon after they had murdered the king of Babylon’s appointed leader being afraid of what might happen to them because of the murder, call on Jeremiah for direction.

The issue at hand then, as it is for us today, is a familiar one:


listening


or


obeying


.

From chapter 37, it has been clear that the fundamental problem of this people is their refusal to listen to the word of The Lord.

This is not a new or an old phenomenon.

In the NT, The Book of James presses the issue that being a hearer of God’s word and not a doer,” is a problem!

James 1:22-24


,


“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

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For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror;

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for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.”

(NKJ)

42:2,

“We are only a tiny remnant compared to what we were before?”

NLT


Or, are they really?!


Jeremiah 42:4


“All right,” Jeremiah replied. “I will pray to the LORD your God, as you have asked, and I will tell you everything he says. I will hide nothing from you.”

  (NLT)

Transition

: To my main points this morning!

Point #1

– We must determine whether we really want the facts or just a fix!

Read 42:7-23

There promise to listen was only a charade!

 

Conclusion

:

Jeremiah 43:1-7

Joshua 241-15

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