A Heart of Obedience

Photo by David Frampton In Jeremiah 35, we read about a group of people called the Rekabites, whom God uses as an example of obedience and a rebuke to the people of Judah. Who are the Rekabites? They were a nomadic group of people related to the Kenites (1 Ch 2:55), some of whom lived... Continue Reading →

Truth or False

Photo by Magda Ehlers Jeremiah 28 details Jeremiah being confronted by a false prophet Hananiah. Hananiah stands in the temple of the Lord, before the priests and all the people and prophesises a very different future to what Jeremiah had been saying.  In verse 2-3, we read Hananiah say “This is what the Lord Almighty, the God... Continue Reading →

Where our Hope is Found

Photo credit: Clement Eastwood Reading through Jeremiah can often draw most of our focus to the inevitable judgement that God is to bring on Israel because of their sinful ways. But interspersed within the words from God to Jeremiah, we also get to see aspects of God and His heart for His people. The most... Continue Reading →

In the Depths of Discouragement

The prophet Jeremiah had been speaking the word of God to the people, confronting them about their sin, warning them about God’s judgement that would come upon them unless they repent and turn from their ways. The people did not listen and also mocked, scorned and persecuted Jeremiah. When we come to Jeremiah chapter 15,... Continue Reading →

Commit your cause to God

In Jeremiah 20 (which can be read in its entirety here), we see opposition to prophet Jeremiah beginning to harden, the start of the chapter gives us a glimpse into his persecution at the hands of those who did not want to heed God’s word.  Pashhur, the chief officer in the temple, heard Jeremiah prophesying and had him... Continue Reading →

Bound to God

In Jeremiah 13:1-11 we see God use the imagery of a linen belt and show Jeremiah that as the people continue to rebel against Him with no sign of repentance, He will ruin the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem. This passage can be read in its entirety here. Notice that God’s... Continue Reading →

What kind of Worship?

In Jeremiah 7 we read one of the temple messages that God gives through His prophet Jeremiah, to His people. God’s message is to reform their ways, in verse 3 God says “Reform your ways and your actions and I will let you live in this place.” What were the people doing that they had... Continue Reading →

Is God your Glory?

Jeremiah 2:11 “Has a nation ever changed its gods? (yet they are not gods at all). But my people have exchanged their Glory for worthless idols.” We see God described as the ‘Glory of His people’ here. It intrigued me. In 1 Samuel 15:29 we again see God described as the Glory of Israel “He... Continue Reading →

Let God be your Fuel and Fire

Jeremiah, the son of Hilkiah belonged to a family of priests in Benjamin. In Jeremiah 1 we read how God calls Jeremiah to be His prophet. The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah saying “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart; I appointed... Continue Reading →

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