Seventy years

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 29:1-14 (day seven)
“It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of a living God.”  (Hebrews 10:3)  It is not a place I want to be–led by my own stubbornness into a time of God’s discipline.  Read Hebrews 12:5-11.  Once begun, the discipline of God will run its course.  Short or long, the Lord will decide the duration and I will have no other choice but to endure.  40 years in the wilderness for the Exodus people. (Numbers 14:34)  70 years in exile for the unrepentant people of Judah.  (Jeremiah 29:10)  3 days of pestilence for the nation because of David’s sin. (2 Samuel 24:13)  The anger of God is nothing to trifled with.  Even this “opposition” to us (Numbers 14:34) is an expression of His loving desire for us to share His holiness. (Hebrews 12:10)  It is, however, very painful and costly for those who experience it.  “Do not be DECEIVED, God is not mocked; whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.”  (Galatians 6:7)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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