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In this daily Bible reading Jeremiah speaks to King Jehoiachin who had become King of Judah after his father, Josiah.   Josiah was the last of the good Kings in Judah.  God, through Jeremiah, characterized the good kings as those who did justice and righteousness during their reigns. Interestingly, God said that doing justice and righteousness meant that they knew God.

Jeremiah’s prophecy suggests that knowing God is evidenced by doing righteousness or living rightly before God. The Bible says that those who know God have eternal life.  The night before Jesus died He prayed to God the Father for His disciples. In His prayer Jesus said “And this is Eternal Life, that they may know  Thee and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent.”

Living rightly before God means  to live according to the Word of God, the Bible. One cannot know how to live rightly  before God without guidance from the Bible. Right guidance is found nowhere else. It is not found in the world or in religion. It is only found in the Bible. Without the Bible one cannot have Eternal Life as defined by Jesus Christ