Daily Encouragement

October 6 – Does God Value Relics?

Jeremiah 6:16-8:7
Colossians 2:8-23
Psalm 78:1-31
Proverbs 24:26

Jeremiah 6:16 — ”The old paths” or “the old fashioned way” is still the good way!

Jeremiah 7:2 — Here is Jeremiah, one of the early street preachers, warning them not to trust in the Temple of the LORD (Jeremiah 7:4), but to walk after the LORD of the Temple (Jeremiah 7:6)!

Jeremiah 7:11 — Jesus said the same thing in Matthew 21:13! God doesn’t value “relics;” He values a relationship with us!

  • Shiloh, the site of the tabernacle, was conquered (Jeremiah 7:12)
  • The original tablets containing the Ten Commandments were broken by Moses (Deuteronomy 10:2)
  • The brazen serpent, that Jesus used as an object lesson (John 3:14), was destroyed by a righteous king (2 Kings 18:4)
  • The Ark of the Covenant will be forgotten (Jeremiah 3:16)
  • The Temple was cast out of His sight (1 Kings 9:7, 2 Chronicles 27:20) just as Shiloh was (Jeremiah 7:14)

Jeremiah 7:23 — God’s formula for blessing: obedience!

Jeremiah 7:31 — What parent would murder their child? Sadly, in 2020, a mother has one of her children murdered every thirty seconds in America.


Jeremiah 8:6 — ”No man repented him of his wickedness.” God offers blessing, if we will just repent!

Colossians 2:8 — German Higher Criticism from the Tubingen School of Theology began in the 1830’s, spread to England in the 1860’s, and then made it to America in the 1890’s with Rauschenbusch:

He learned of Higher Criticism, which led him to comment later that his “inherited ideas about the inerrancy of the Bible became untenable.” He also began to doubt the substitutionary atonement; in his words, “it was not taught by Jesus; it makes salvation dependent upon a trinitarian transaction that is remote from human experience; and it implies a concept of divine justice that is repugnant to human sensitivity.”


Yes, through philosophy many were spoiled. Mainline Protestant clergy have almost completely abandoned belief in the Bible as the inerrant Word of God, and may be extinct within just 23 more Easters.

Colossians 2:14 — Jesus nailed our sins to His cross and declared that it was paid in full (John 19:30)!

Psalm 78:21-22 — Would a loving God punish people for not trusting in His way of salvation? He already has!

Proverbs 24:26 — From the Pulpit Commentary:

Thus Absalom won the hearts of the people by kissing those who came to court with their suits (2 Samuel 15:5).

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