Texts In Jeremiah

Egypt Is Not The Easy Option

Jeremiah 42 — In this chapter we meet a remnant in Judah who survived not only the atrocities committed by the Chaldeans but also the murderous activities of a warlord named Ishmael. Their leaders were ready to take them into Egypt in the hopes of finding safety, security and economic opportunity but before they departed, they…

Greed Is A Wicked Sin

Jeremiah 22:13-19 — King Jehoiakim was a man driven by greed and in this short text we see what his greed led to. He exploited and oppressed his own people. He perpetrated violence and murder and as a consequence God ensured he died a shameful death. Jehoiakim’s life stands as a warning about the deadly dangers…

Faithful Fathers

Jeremiah 35 — In this chapter the prophet was instructed to do a very strange thing. He was to bring a group of men into the Temple and offer them wine. These men were Rechabites and when they were served the wine they refused to drink it. This was out of respect for their ancestor Jonadab…

The Sovereign Gives It To Whom He Pleases

Jeremiah 27:5-7 — In this text we have God’s message to Judah and five other nations concerning the advance of Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian empire. It was God’s will that these nations submit to Nebuchadnezzar’s rule or else be destroyed. At this point in history, Nebuchadnezzar, although a wicked, cruel and violent man, was “God’s…

Depravity & Desecration – Part 2

Jeremiah 7:29-8:1 — “They shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, the bones of his princes, the bones of the priests, the bones of the prophets…And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven…”  What Jeremiah describes here is a grotesque act of desecration that…

Depravity & Desecration – Pt 1

Jeremiah 7:29-8:1 — “Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on high places…” All that was left for Judah to do was mourn. No longer was God calling His rebellious people to repent, rather He had rejected and forsaken “the generation of His wrath.” The Babylonians were going to…

The Unfaithful Wife Returns

Jeremiah 3:22b-25 – “Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.” All through Jeremiah chapter three God invites His unfaithful people to return. In the last three verses there is a response — a simple, beautiful, heartfelt prayer of repentance. As we study this prayer we learn that genuine repentance is more…

God Will Have Her Back

Jeremiah 3 — “Thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.” In this chapter the prophet delivers a searing indictment against Judah for breaking her covenant with the LORD. She was guilty of adultery on a massive scale. She had openly rebelled and feigned repentance, yet the LORD desired her…

Hard Hearts

Jeremiah 5:1-9 — When God commissioned Jeremiah to proclaim His Word, Judah was in a terrible spiritual condition. Community life was characterised by just about every form of sin. The prophets, who were supposed to speak for God, were telling lies and giving people false comfort. Why had things gotten so bad? Ultimately, it was because…