Jeremiah 17:5-10

from the Jeremiah 17:5-10 reading plan

BY She Reads Truth

This week, as a community, we’d like to pause between plans and refresh the way rhythms we use to read God’s Word. Join us as we dig into some familiar (or not so familiar) pieces of scripture and seek our Father together by reading and processing this truth.

Today’s passage is Jeremiah 17:5-10 

First, let’s pray. Ask the Lord to open your heart and your mind and to help you focus on Him. Confess the things that might be keeping you from really truly experiencing His presence and submit your time to His will.

Second, let’s read Truth! Take your time and see what catches your attention. Make notes of what impresses you and moves you. Try to see the whole picture of what the passage is conveying. What does it say about God?

Next, reflect on what He’s saying. What does this passage mean for you and for the body of Christ? Is there anything you feel like He is personally communicating to you for your exact season, situation, or circumstance?

Lastly, let’s respond. Prayerfully and humbly, see what’s next. What do you need to do in light of what you’ve read? How will it affect your day, your life, and your walk with the Lord?

And as always, feel free to share with us in the comments below!
It is our joy to read Truth with you all.


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94 thoughts on "Jeremiah 17:5-10"

  1. jack says:

    You’ll find certainly plenty of details like this to take into consideration. That is a great point out bring up. We offer the feelings above as general creativity but plainly there are questions like the one a person bring up the location where the most important thing will be working in truthful good trust. I add?t see whether best practices have emerged around things like that, on the other hand am sure that your particular job is actually clearly defined as a fair video game. Both boys and girls feel the impact of just a moment

  2. Jamie says:

    This scripture definitely spoke to me today! Christianity was not a big part of my childhood and I just started my faith journey after my dad passed away in 2010. At this point I’ve come so far and I’m so thankful everyday that I’m growing my relationship with God. However, one thing I still struggle with a lot is putting my trust in God. When life throws me a curve ball or when I get overwhelmed or stressed out I often fail to turn to God first. Verses 5 and 7 were strong reminders of the importance of trusting God. Like others have said, I really want to make a stronger effort to “let go and let God”, because He is the only one who truly knows what is best for us (even if it doesn’t seem like it at the time).

    Verses 9 and 10 also really stuck out to me. I was actually a little perplexed by verse 9 at first and it took me a while to grasp it (especially “…and beyond cure.”). I think a lot of times we, as humans and especially women, let our hearts and emotions deceive us and manipulate our motives. I think the phrase “…and beyond cure.” means that this is inevitable because it’s human nature, unfortunately. God is the only one who can understand our heart. He can search our heart and mind to discover our true intentions and reward/punish us accordingly. Now that I understand this, it’s very significant for me. It made me realize that I need to be more aware of my heart, mind, motives, and deeds to make sure that I’m up to par with God’s expectations.

  3. Carolynmimi says:

    So many comments. Todays scripture and yesterdays have such connections..I was moved to write my whole blog about it. Loving this time to read and reflect and read all your comments.. so moving. Love to you all.

  4. Holy cow. I found myself praying for quite a while before reading, not knowing in advance which passage of Scripture that was exactly. And it addressed EXACTLY what I was praying about. Any fellow Colossal Coaster World VBSers out there? Life with Jesus really is "the ride of your life."

    Anyway, 1. I can't always trust the opinions of others, especially those who might not be grounded in their faith. Ideas may make sense to them which are not biblical or right for me. 2. I can't know someone's heart – hearts are deceitful even to ourselves and known only to God.

    Great lessons for me tonight. So blessed and going back to read it again.

    1. Jamie says:

      Your perspective on deceitful hearts was really interesting, I hadn't thought of it that way. I was mostly thinking about my own heart being deceitful, but I think you brought up a really good point. There are so many times that I have a conflict with someone and I wish I had God's power to search the other person's heart to better understand their intentions. Sometimes I read into the words or actions of others too much which results in worry and stress. You helped me realize that I can never truly know the mind and heart of others, only God can, and I should focus on making sure my own mind and heart is right with God and trust that He will work everything out.

  5. Sheila says:

    I love reading your comments. This is like taking a test, but you get to see the answers. Honestly, I sometimes don't see the message as others do right away. Your comments bring forth so much to think about. Does anyone have any comment on the verse that states " the heart is deceitful, who can understand it anyway?"

    Does this refer to the nature of humans and how our desires are driven by worldly things? That God would rather see what our souls hold than to test our hearts that are contaminated by fleshly things? I may be way off here.

  6. Andrea says:

    Hello & Blessings Sisters,

    In these verses the Holy Spirit has shown me that our hearts can be deceitful; depending on whom we choose to rely upon (self/flesh or The Lord) can bring about curses and blessings. I choose to follow His will and be blessed! When we remain confident and hopeful in God’s promises; we are sure to see our Sovereign Father’s faithfulness, no matter what season or circumstance (s) we our encountering at this moment! Once we lean on Jesus and put it in His hands, throughout our trials and tribulations we aren’t focused or concerned on the issues surrounding us because we know we are safe in the bosom of our Almighty Savior! We are calm in the storm because we are abiding in Him and He in us.

    Dear, Heavenly Father, I thank You for searching my heart and mind so that I can serve You with a righteous and pure heart. Lord, grant me the strength and ability of Your strong tree to withstand ALL SEASONS! May I continuously be worthy of Your calling, in Jesus name, Amen!

  7. Carmen says:

    Thanks Angela for the insight on what the word heath means…I was thinking about it but did not take the time to look it up. This is such a wonderful thing we are doing among our sisters in Christ. Everyday I look forward to hearing the thoughts of others. What I am beginning to realize is that we all are doing it God's way…we know that when we try to do it our way…we get stuck and when we get stuck…we call out to our Father. Jeremiah is basically saying…Do it God's way and you will never feel or get stuck. Now how powerful is that!!!!! Love you guys…be well. Dear Father, Thank you for the favor you give to me each and every day. I will always trust and believe in You and You only! Amen

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