September 3, 2014 – Jeremiah 10:1-16

Praise God

This section takes an interesting break from prophesying about the destruction of Israel and Judah.  God talks about the worthlessness of idols, and Jeremiah interjects with large amounts of praise. 

v6-7  No one is like you, O LORD; you are great and your name is mighty in power.  Who should not revere you, O King of nations?  This is your due.  Among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is no one like you.

v 10  But the LORD is the true God; he is the living GOD, the eternal King.  When he is angry, the earth trembles; the nations cannot endure his wrath.

v12-13  But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.  When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar; he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth.  He sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

**   I enjoyed this very much because when I have tried to praise during prayer, it feels forced and fake.  I felt able to pray these verses directly, and to use them as a guide as I prayed today.

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