Quote from our Pastor speaking on Jeremiah 29:1, 4-14:
“[At the time Jeremiah 29 was written], the church had been taken away captive unto Babylon. The second time that the Babylonians came, they destroyed most of Jerusalem… This was something that God allowed, if you will, because so many had turned aside from God. And we have to be careful how we treat Gdo. I know we live under grace and truth and judgment is being withheld for a time, but we do have to be careful of how we treat God. We can’t handle God loosely. We can’t put God in the background forever and decide that “one of these days, when I get much older, I’ll make some time for God.” But rather…we need to let our relationship with God become one of the greater known love stories of time. We must be willing to announce we have met God in the pardoning of our sin. We must be willing to lay down everything that we have all for that relationship with God.
Most of the time, we [start our marriage relationships] down at the altar… [but] We… treat the relationship with God kind of loosely… When we meet God at the altar, our promises ought to mean something; our vows ought to mean something. If you say “’til death…” you ought to mean until I die. [And] we must be willing to lay down everything. [28:18]
Administrative Assistant Marvin Sanders, Pastor of Shiloh Temple COGIC
“Bring Us Again Lord into the Place” (Jeremiah 29:1, 4-14)
Sunday Morning Worship Service
Sunday, September 18, 2011
- Isn’t it strange? How we approach our relationship with God. (pastormikesays.wordpress.com)