“…Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, unto whom ye sent me to present your supplication before Him; ‘If ye will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you up: for I repent Me of the evil that I have done unto you. Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom ye are afraid; be not afraid of him, saith the LORD: for I am with you to save you, and to deliver you from his hand. And I will shew mercies unto you, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.” Jeremiah 42:9-12 (KJV)
The people who were the poor of the land, left by Nebuchadnezzar, were afraid, yet were being less than honest about their prayer requests. It seems they had already determined they were going to go to Egypt.
What do I want for Christmas today?
When I have my thoughts, and they do not coincide with God’s thoughts, I want to agree with God, and do His Word, and go His way; because He knows what is best for me.
Jesus is the only Savior of the world. He makes that plain. Hear Him…
“Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent.” John 6:29