Maybe we will turn away from our bad choices.
He wants to forgive us.
He wants us to know him
– to feel his love.
– experience his peace.
– live in his joy.
– rely on his strength for each day.
– and anticipate all of the good things that are coming to us tomorrow because he is already there.
God wants all of this to happen in our lives. That’s why he had his wisdom and guidance for us written down in the Bible.
As our Bibles lie open on our laps with our minds actively seeking God, his truth is soaking into our souls, changing us, renewing us. Helping us make better choices. Enabling us to build better lives.
This is what God wanted for the people of Judah in Jeremiah 36 when he had Baruch write down all of the words he had given to Jeremiah. Maybe when the people heard all of these directions and predictions together, they would actually get it.
Maybe they would understand it.
Maybe this would help them decide to turn away from their sin and turn toward God.
God wanted this to happen for the people of Judah and he wants this same thing to happen today.
As we read his word.
Please open our eyes, Abba Father, so we can turn away from our sins and turn to you.