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 decided to see what the LORD would have them do. They came to Jeremiah and he enquired of the LORD. The message came back loud and clear, “Stay in the land and I will prosper you. Don’t go to Egypt.”

Why was God against this remnant going to Egypt? Why did He promise to pour out His fury upon them if they did? What does this lesser known story in our Old Testament have to teach us about the Christian life? Listen and find out.