Willing to do God’s will

Photo by Pixabay Following on in Jeremiah 42, as the story continues after the fall of Jerusalem, those who were still in Jerusalem (called as the remnant), sought out Jeremiah. They sought Jeremiah, not the other way around, the very same prophet of God whose words of warning they ignored – why did they do... Continue Reading →

Continual Communion with God

Photo by Luis Quintero ‘Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah’ - we read this sentence time and time again throughout the book of Jeremiah. He was a prophet chosen by God to be one and so we are not taken by surprise when we come across those words. But Jeremiah was after... Continue Reading →

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 →

Two baskets of Figs

Photo by Sunsetoned from Pexels Jeremiah 24: 2 “One basket had very good figs, like those that ripen early; the other basket, very poor figs, so bad that they could not be eaten.” This image was given by God to Jeremiah. It was when the first exiles were carried from Jerusalem to Babylon by king Nebuchadnezzar. The Lord... 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 →

Wander or Yield

Jeremiah 14:10a “This is what the Lord says about the people: They greatly love to wander; they do not restrain their feet.” The people of Israel are complacent with their obedience to God. Their false prophets and priests were misleading the people to think that they would not suffer under the sword, famine or plague... 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 →

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