So, in case you didn’t pick it up from the five times the writer points it out, Nebuzaradan is, in fact, the captain of the guard. But that’s not really the point of this devo. The point is that Jeremiah is set free because He followed God’s Path. That’s what this whole sermon series has been about, so I want to be even clearer. Jeremiah was set free from worldly oppressors, from actual people. We can also have freedom from people, but God doesn’t stop there for us. As we follow His plan, talk to Him through prayer, and learn about Him through worship and discipleship, we are set free from a lot of sins or poisonous thoughts that keep us chained and unable to accomplish the path God has laid for us. In other words, God sees you for who you are (including all your mistakes) and still fights to set you free from those things because He hopes better things for you. He wants you to fulfill your purpose in life, because He designed you and what you’re here for. So, as this week keeps going, I’m sure there are past events, or sins, or relationships in your life that you feel chained to, or that you believe you’ll never escape. Remember that Jesus is the God who sets captives free. Rejoice in that!!!
Lord, I give you my life. All of the parts I’m not proud of and the sins I give into and the relationships I wish were better. Would you redeem them for your Kingdom’s sake, however you want to? I want to do what you put me here to do, so please guide me on that path Father. Thank you that I’m even able to speak to you now, and that I have access to talk to you without having to go to a building or say a certain prayer. Thank you for calling me to a relationship, not merely to practice religion. Open my eyes to see you in the world around me, and to help those who need to see you today God. Amen (or Let it be so)