Daily Bible Podcast Day 224 – Jeremiah 10-12, John 14

June 12, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan


“Lord, I know that people’s lives are not their own;
it is not for them to direct their steps.
Discipline me, Lord, but only in due measure—
not in your anger,
or you will reduce me to nothing.” ~Jeremiah 10:23-24

Jeremiah is praying when he states this. I wonder if “it is not for them to direct their steps” means that they can’t or that they shouldn’t. Jeremiah also asks God for discipline.

Whatever the exact literal meaning of this passage, I know that it is not a good idea that I try to run my own life. I need to accept God’s discipline, even when it is not pleasant, as one way of experiencing His discipline.

Father, discipline sounds like a hard word. I’m not a naturally disciplined person. Please give me guardrails so that I will stay on the straight and narrow. I’m so likely to stray on my own.

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