Jeremiah 31:25

For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.”

Welcome to Advent 2015! Replenish is my title for this year’s Advent blog-devotional. It’s also the dream for my life… and I might guess that it is at least approaching this for you. Replenish used to mean “fill,” but now most see it as meaning “refill.” Either way is fine with me. How about you?

I love this verse from Jeremiah. This is God saying that He will be the satisfier of the weary soul as well as the replenisher of the languishing soul. Amen. The message of Christmas, the meaning of the birth of the Son of God, is that all that sin took from us, Jesus will restore, by God’s design, through Christ’s life, death, and resurrection.

Human beings need the equivalent of gas gauges installed on the back of their hands. When you see that your car needs gas, your priority is to get it refilled. Our hearts become empty, but sometimes we are not aware of it. The gauge might help. If you had one, what would it say? Are you full, half-full, or running on fumes? In this verse from Jeremiah we see that God has His part (to satisfy and replenish), but we also have ours. Our part is to know our own souls; we are to know when we are weary or languishing. Do you? Are you?

May God satisfy your weary soul; may He replenish your languishing soul.


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