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Spirituality Now, I am going to read a section of scripture out of the book of Jeremiah, an Old Testament book, Jeremiah, chapter one, specifically, and I will go through verses five through ten. To give you a little bit of background of this text, Jeremiah was in his late teens, and he is actually recording what God said to him about his dreams. Because Jeremiah, Lisa, had some godly parents who..what was his fathers name? Lisa: Hilkiah. Ed: Hilkiah. Is that a great name? No doubt the all name biblical team. Hilkiah was a priest. Jeremiah was going to be a priest. Im sure Hilkiah and his mom, Mrs. Hilkiah, wanted Jeremiah to kind of do what his father did, to follow in his footsteps to do the priestly thing in the temple. Yet, Gods plan kind of exploded off the pages of scripture and took Jeremiah to another level and we see how intentional Gods plan is. Lets begin reading with verse 5, Jeremiah, chapter one, verse 5, if you have your Bibles, turn there, if you dont, check us out on view a verse, Before I formed you in the womb, this is God speaking now, I knew you. So God said, Jeremiah, I knew you. Now, remember the Old Testament, predominantly was written in Hebrew. Hebrew is the language of the verb. Everything is about the verb. If you understand the verb, you will understand Hebrew. I remember taking Hebrew and going through all those weak verbs, and it about wore me out. But anyway, this word new in the Hebrew is more than just intellectual knowledge. Its not like, Hey, Lisa, I know you. I met you. Its deeper than that. The picture behind this word new is the picture of a man and a woman, a husband and a wife, in an intimate relationship. The meaning is a close intimate connection between God and man. Thats how God knows you and thats how God knows me. His dream is so intentional, its so intimate, its so detailed that I think it would really revolutionize our lives and our parenting skills if we knew how specific Gods plans were. So it says, Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, in other words, before you were conceived, before you were a gleam in your parents eyes, I set you apart. Ed Young Fellowship says that I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. This phrase set you apart, means to take something and set it aside for special service. Thats what God wants all of us to do and become and thats what happened in the life of Jeremiah. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: