Jeremiah 15, 16, 17
Focus Verse: Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. – Jeremiah 17:7
If we put our confidence in ourselves or in other people, our heart will be turned away from the only One who deserves our confidence. Our lives will be like dry shrubs in the desert, unable to bear fruit…like parched land, unable to bring forth any good results.
If we trust in our own righteousness (which is nonexistent) and depend upon our own strength, we will not prosper. If we think we are good without God, we will not abound in grace.
But if we put our confidence in God, our lives will be like a well-watered tree, bringing forth much fruit…like fertile land, flourishing amid drought. If we trust in God’s righteousness and depend on His strength, we will experience eternal hope and perfect peace. We will have enough…more than enough and will never stop bearing good fruit.