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Jeremiah 25;15-16

Posted: March 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Devotional Thoughts For The Communion Service, Regarding the "cup". | Comments Off

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Jeremiah 25:15-18

            “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, said to me: “Take from my hand this cup filled with the wine of my wrath and make all the nations to whom I send you drink it. 16When they drink it, they will stagger and go mad because of the sword I will send among them.”  17So I took the cup from the LORD’S hand and made all the nations to whom he sent me drink it: 18Jerusalem and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a ruin and an object of horror and scorn and cursing, as they are today;  “

            The “cup”, particularly the cup containing the fruit of the vine, is often used to portray relationship and what is to come, what people are to endure or experience.  Here, in Jeremiah, the relationship of the people with God is NOT good.  Here, Israel and other nations as well are being made to drink of a “cup” that is disaster, because of their rebellious and adulterous hearts.

            I don’t want to drink that cup.  TODAY, God extents a different cup for us to drink.  In Christ, God extends a cup for us to drink that is peace and love and fellowship with Him.

            Which “cup” do you want to drink?  To drink of the cup that is peace on love and fellowship, one must be right with God.  One must be forgiven through the blood of Christ.  One must be genuinely walking by the Spirit of Christ.  One must be in good fellowship with God through the covenant that Christ established.

            Pray with me;  Father, thank you for the offer of peace through the blood of Christ.  Help me to be yours.  Touch my conscience and show me anything that might be displeasing to you.  Show me any rebelliousness that I might have toward you.  Strengthen my spirit to repent of these things and correct them that I may be a glory to your name.   Amen.