"Before I formed you in the womb...
and before you were born...
I have appointed you
a prophet to the nations."
What potential! God had a marvelous plan for Jeremiah's life...BEFORE HE WAS BORN! It was as Job 14:16 and 31:4 describe, "Thou didst number my steps...Does He not see my ways and number all my steps?" How remarkable! Yet, this is not an isolated occurrence:
"He who had set me apart,
even from my mother's womb."
Yes, the same was true for Paul. God had prepared good works for Paul to walk in ..BEFORE HE WAS BORN! It was for Paul as he describes in Ephesians 2:10,
"For we are His workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand
so that we would walk in them."
Wow! What lives they must have lived, Paul and Jeremiah. Walking in the "good works" that God had prepared for them, before they were ever born! That must have been amazing!
They were living testimonies of God's promise, "The steps of a man are established by the Lord; and He delights in his way" (Psalm 37:23).
Hmmm...I wonder if God has ever done that for anyone else?
Source: GodThoughts Wired
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