Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 11:18-23; 12:1-6; 17:14-18; 20:7-18 (day five)
I am VERY competitive. I keep score. Most times, it really is a huge disservice to my heart and soul. I suspect most of us are that way too. Jeremiah continues to learn a lesson that every human heart has to eventually understand. Keeping score is SO dangerous, because each life has its own unique journey (race) marked out by the Lord. How can you compare? Keeping score often takes our eyes off of the Lord and puts the focus on others or ourselves. Keeping score uses human judgment and perspective to quantify the totals. Keeping score skews the priority. Look at Jeremiah’s focus and perspective… “They grow, they have even produced fruit. You are near to their lips But far from their mind.3 But You know me, O LORD; You see me; And You examine my heart’s attitude toward You. Drag them off like sheep for the slaughter And set them apart for a day of carnage!” So, what’s the point? What’s the perspective? God calls us to walk in obedience not victory. Obedience puts our focus on Him.