Daily Bible Reading

June 22, 2024

Jeremiah 32:16-35(GNT)

June 22


Jeremiah 32:16–35: Jeremiah prays to the LORD, recalling God’s mighty acts in delivering the people from slavery in Egypt and giving them the rich and fertile land of Canaan. Because the people did not obey God or remain faithful, Judah is now under siege by the Babylonians.

Today’s Key Verse: Jeremiah 32:27

“I am the LORD, the God of all people. Nothing is too difficult for me.”


16 After I had given the deed of purchase to Baruch, I prayed, 17 “Sovereign Lord, you made the earth and the sky by your great power and might; nothing is too difficult for you. 18 You have shown constant love to thousands, but you also punish people for the sins of their parents. You are a great and powerful God; you are the Lord Almighty. 19 You make wise plans and do mighty things; you see everything that people do, and you reward them according to their actions. 20 Long ago you performed miracles and wonders in Egypt, and you have continued to perform them to this day, both in Israel and among all the other nations, so that you are now known everywhere. 21 By means of miracles and wonders that terrified our enemies, you used your power and might to bring your people Israel out of Egypt. 22 You gave them this rich and fertile land, as you had promised their ancestors. 23 But when they came into this land and took possession of it, they did not obey your commands or live according to your teaching; they did nothing that you had ordered them to do. And so you brought all this destruction on them.

24 “The Babylonians have built siege mounds around the city to capture it, and they are attacking. War, starvation, and disease will make the city fall into their hands. You can see that all you have said has come true. 25 Yet, Sovereign Lord, you are the one who ordered me to buy the field in the presence of witnesses, even though the city is about to be captured by the Babylonians.”

26 Then the Lord said to me, 27 “I am the Lord, the God of all people. Nothing is too difficult for me. 28 I am going to give this city over to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia and his army; they will capture it 29 and set it on fire. They will burn it down, together with the houses where people have made me angry by burning incense to Baal on the rooftops and by pouring out wine offerings to other gods. 30 From the very beginning of their history the people of Israel and the people of Judah have displeased me and made me angry by what they have done. 31 The people of this city have made me angry and furious from the day it was built. I have decided to destroy it 32 because of all the evil that has been done by the people of Judah and Jerusalem, together with their kings and leaders, their priests and prophets. 33 They turned their backs on me; and though I kept on teaching them, they would not listen and learn. 34 They even placed their disgusting idols in the Temple built for my worship, and they have defiled it. 35 They have built altars to Baal in Hinnom Valley, to sacrifice their sons and daughters to the god Molech. I did not command them to do this, and it did not even enter my mind that they would do such a thing and make the people of Judah sin.”


In Jeremiah’s prayer, what does he recall (verses 16–23)? How does he describe what is now taking place (verses 24–25)? How does God respond to Jeremiah (verses 26–35)? In what ways have you experienced God’s answers to your prayers?


Sovereign God, indeed nothing is too difficult for you, and I praise you for your mighty deeds. I stand on your word, trusting in your promises and in your steadfast love and care. Amen.

Tomorrow’s Reading

Jeremiah 32:36–44: Jeremiah delivers God’s message of hope.

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