Jeremiah 48

Passage Lookup – Read or Listen

The people of Moab had enjoyed prosperity and security. Their land was fertile and they received more rain. They were at ease. What are the dangers of such a state? Why? 

In this passage, we are given the prophecies against Moab which is a region that had enjoyed prosperity and security. Their land was fertile and they received more rain than others. They were at ease but there are dangers of such a state. There is the danger of losing focus. Success can lead to complacency. People of success can lose focus on God. Think about good times and bad times. When were you more focused on the things of God? Was it during difficult times or in the good times?

I remember some points made by my Pastor Steve Ramsdell in a sermon. He said that we should let God lead us. We should put Him first in our Finances, our Interests, our Relationships, our Schedule, and Troubles. The first letters in these words spell FIRST and we should put God first. When we are focused on the resources God gives us, our power to solve problems multiplies tremendously. Our focus should not be a sometime thing; it should be an all time thing.


Today, I’m praying for the discipline to put God first at all times and listen through the lessons of life, other people, and most of all, through the Bible.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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