Lazaroo – Thursday, July 22, 2010

Jul 22, 2010 I Lazaroo.

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with honest self-assessment:

“Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me…‘See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.’”
(Jeremiah 1:9-10)

O Jesus.

Most of us have this thing kind of skewed, don’t we?

People paint You as a kindly Old Gentleman who pats us on the head and tells us to “run along and have a good time.”

We like to quote the Bible verses that tell us to “build and to plant.”

And they’re in there!

I love those Bible verses.

But I’m ashamed to admit I don’t have the same level of affection for very many of Your “destroy and overthrow” verses.

Even though they’re in there, too.

Apparently, there’s a lot of stuff standing…

that needs to be torn down.

Including in my life?

Show me.

2 Chronicles 18:11-22; Psalms 139:23-24; Jeremiah 5:11-14; Jeremiah 29:11; Jeremiah 36:3; Zephaniah 1:17-18; Matthew 21:33-41; Acts 2:17-21; 1 Corinthians 1:18-19; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 1 Corinthians 6:9-13; Hebrews 10:28-31

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

One response so far.

  1. Ken Ferry Says:

    I did some home remodeling awhile back that included turning a private access to the back deck from the master bedroom and an adjacent small closet into a larger walk-in closet. This improvement would have been impossible without first doing some tearing down and uprooting, destroying and overthrowing.

    Yes, we mere mortals tend to view “destroy and overthrow” as a pure negative. But, could that be an indication of our inability to see the big picture rather than that of an out-of-control God?

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