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My Bible reading plan had me in Lamentations 4 and Luke 24 today. The contrast between the Jews, from whom the presence of God had been removed in Lamentations 4, and the 1st century Christians who were simply unaware of the presence of Jesus is astounding. Jesus says of those in Luke 24 that they were unaware because they did not understand the scriptures. It makes me wonder if the times I feel far from God are more an indication of my lack of understanding His word. Looking at Lamentaions 4 it is easy to see that when God has removed himself it causes more than a bad feeling. There is a verse in that chapter about women cooking their own children for food. We are talking serious depravity.
1 Corinthians 1 was also part of my reading plan today. Verse 9 says “God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.” It takes a lot for God to remove Himself from our lives once we have entered into a relationship with Him through His Son. On those days I feel far from Him I will thank Him for being near and lean into Him all the more.