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 →

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 →

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 →

I Have Called You Friends

Jesus is our king, our Lord and Saviour and also our friend. We don’t have to choose between Him being our Lord or our friend. He is both to us. We worship Him, revere Him and at the same time we confide in Him like we would a friend.    I was reading the parable... Continue Reading →

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