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May 15 Devotion: Reliability

Reliability

Jeremiah 36:4-6 Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah: and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the Lord, which he had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a book. [5] And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I cannot go into the house of the Lord : [6] Therefore go thou, and read in the roll, which thou hast written from my mouth, the words of the Lord in the ears of the people in the Lord’s house upon the fasting day: and also thou shalt read them in the ears of all Judah that come out of their cities.

I remember years ago when you went to purchase a vehicle you could find some different brands that were fairly new here. I’m thinking of brands like Kia, Toyota or Hyundai. The biggest question you’d have at the beginning was what was there reliability going to be like? You could look at Chevy or Ford and how their vehicles would last for a long time. At times those vehicles would not be taken care of yet they still seemed like they ran forever. Look at Baruch here in the Scriptures. Baruch was reliable when Jeremiah called on him. Jeremiah could count on him to write the words down that he gave them, and he knew he could count on him to read those words at the Lords house. If you read further you’ll find that the scroll is burned and again Jeremiah relies on Baruch to write down the words again. How reliable are you? I’d venture to guess most of are very reliable to our jobs, and rightfully so. How reliable are we to those around us? How reliable are we to God? Can God count on us to follow where He leads? Can God count on us to be in our spot at the appointee times? Have you ever wondered why God doesn’t lead you to do more? Ever wondered why the pastor hasn’t asked you to do more? It’s possible God hasn’t laid you on his heart to ask because you aren’t reliable. Can you be counted on and found reliable like Baruch was?

God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson

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