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Jeremiah 1:5

Jeremiah 1:5

Jeremiah was a man who was born into the priestly line of Levi and was called to be a prophet of the Lord. He was a man who would have to endure much hardship during his life and he even witnessed the shocking ransacking of his beloved city of Jerusalem by the Babylonians and wept as he watched the destruction of the Temple of God, when his people were taken into captivity.

It is likely that Jeremiah was about 20 years old when read more...

Jeremiah 1:7

Jeremiah 1:7

Jeremiah had been set apart for the Lord from his conception. His prophetic ministry was not only to Judah, but he became God’s spokesman to gentiles, and worldly kingdoms as well.

He felt ill-prepared for such a responsible role and argued that both his young age and his lack of good oratory skills disqualified him from this tremendous task. Alas, Lord God! he bewailed, Behold, I do not know how to speak, because I am but a youth.

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Jeremiah 2:4

Jeremiah 2:4

The Lord chose the tribes of Israel and the house of Jacob to be His own special people, and He made a conditional covenant with them on Mount Sinai. They were sanctified to the Lord and became His consecrated nation. The nation of Israel was set apart as God's portion, not only collectively but individually. Each generation was to be holy unto the Lord. Each person was to hear and obey the holy law of the Lord God of Israel.

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Jeremiah 6:16

Jeremiah 6:16

Following his calling and commission by God, the first few chapters of Jeremiah's public ministry is a long, prophetic sermon that remonstrates against Judah's wilful apostasy and is a denunciation of the gross infidelity of the people.. and their apostate priests, corrupt rulers and lying prophets.

The glory of Israel's past had become eclipsed by their deliberate wantonness, and Jeremiah cried out for the nation to repent. He read more...

Jeremiah 8:22

Jeremiah 8:22

Jeremiah is known as the 'weeping prophet', for he mourned over Judah's shocking spiritual condition and the gross apostasy, into which they had fallen. They had rejected the principles and practice that had been delivered to them from God. They had turned to the hypocritical religious practices of the surrounding pagan nations - integrating false gods and evil worship into the heart of their religion.

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Jeremiah 9:5

Jeremiah 9:5

Jeremiah's public ministry... calling the nation of Israel to repent of their sin and turn from their hypocritical religiosity, was treated with indifference and contempt by his fellow-countrymen, causing this man of God deep distress. The unresponsive attitude of the people and their indifference to sin gave rise to his great lamentation, which is recoded in Jeremiah, chapter 9.

Jeremiah faithfully issued many general prophecies read more...

Jeremiah 10:10

Jeremiah 10:10

The sovereignty of God cannot be compared with anything that is in the heavens above or in the earth beneath or in the waters under the earth for God alone is the uncreated, eternal, sovereign God of the universe.

He is the true and living God Whose glory fills the skies. The increase of His government will continue forever and there will be no end to His perfect peace, which passes all understanding – and His is the peace read more...

Jeremiah 10:16

Jeremiah 10:16

Jeremiah is often known as the weeping prophet, who mourned over the shocking way that Israel turned from the true and living God, Who is the Maker of all. They had turned from the God of their fathers to lifeless idols and false gods. And so Jeremiah lamented that Judah has become so disobedient and had broken the covenant which they made with the Lord at Sinai, and he wept as he prophesised of their downfall, knowing that God's chosen nation had read more...

Jeremiah 10:23

Jeremiah 10:23

Jeremiah foretold the dispersion of Israel, and witnessed the terrible destruction of the temple and devastation of his beloved city of Jerusalem. He understands that God's people have no excuse for sin nor does their privileged status as God's chosen people exempt them from His rod of correction. And though he laments the forthcoming judgement, Jeremiah prays for God's mercy upon his people.

The O.T. records Israel's rejection of read more...

Jeremiah 15:16

Jeremiah 15:16

The word of the Lord is pure and righteous altogether. The Word of the Lord stands fast for ever and ever and we are exhorted to hear and preach the Word - to obey and meditate on the Word of God and to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest its many truths.. if we are to show ourselves approved unto God. We are called to be doers of the word and not hearers only - and we are to trust in its precepts and promises and not to despise or hold lightly the living word read more...

Jeremiah 17:5

Jeremiah 17:5

God is holy and He cannot look upon sin, while man is a sinner, who has a sin nature, which is always and forever, at enmity with God. This state of affairs caused a total, and eternal separation to exist between God and man - and between man and God.

When Adam sinned.. he, and all his progeny were cursed, causing man to become self-dependent instead of remaining God-dependent. Men's hearts were turned away from the Lord and read more...

Jeremiah 17:7

Jeremiah 17:7

What tremendous benefits are discovered for the one that trusts the Lord with all their heart and does not lean upon their own understanding. Trusting in the Lord is simply believing what God has said. It is having faith in the incarnate Word of God and trusting all that the Lord has revealed to us in the written Word of God. It is simply believing Him in all things. Blessed indeed is the man that trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the God of our read more...

Jeremiah 17:8

Jeremiah 17:8

Jeremiah was known as the weeping prophet for he not only warned Israel that disobedience towards the Lord would result in their dispersion amongst the nations, but he was also one who warned of Judah's final downfall and witnessed its devastating destruction - and he wept bitterly, as he watched the Presence of God withdraw from the Temple of the Lord.

Nevertheless there is a message of hope, and a promise of restoration in read more...

Jeremiah 17:9

Jeremiah 17:9

From start to finish the Bible outlines God's plan of salvation for all mankind and centuries before the birth of Christ Jeremiah, (the weeping prophet), foresaw that the gentiles would one day turn from idols to God.. during a time when His chosen people Israel would be set aside for a season - due to their ongoing, spiritual idolatry.

Like us, Jeremiah could not understand why wickedness waxed worse and worse in the read more...

Jeremiah 17:10

Jeremiah 17:10

Jeremiah was not only described as the weeping prophet, because he lamented when he witnessed Israel's captivity, the burning of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple of God, but he is also identified as a solitary prophet. The Lord even forbade this man of God to have a wife, as a sign of the imminent disaster that was about to befall the nation.

Jeremiah's prophetic voice and his God-ordained ministry was rejected by read more...

Jeremiah 17:14

Jeremiah 17:14

Jeremiah was a sensitive man who wore his heart on his sleeve. He had been divinely called to denounce Israel's spiritual apostasy and proclaim severe judgement upon them. They had gone astray and had willingly become embroiled in the practices and perversions of their pagan neighbours.

Jeremiah knew he had been called to preach a tough message. He was scorned by the leaders and rejected by the people. He knew the read more...

Jeremiah 17:17

Jeremiah 17:17

The nation who follows the Lord is a blessed nation indeed, but the Lord God will lift His hand of protection and even send judgments on a nation that turns its back on God or openly defies His word. Ancient Israel is such an example of a nation that denounced their God and although individuals, like Jeremiah within that nation chose to trust in the Lord - inevitable judgement comes when a nation openly defies their God.

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Jeremiah 18:4

Jeremiah 18:4

Jeremiah was facing difficult times and the Lord wanted to teach him a special lesson, so that He could understand why such hard times were coming upon the nation of Israel. So, He sent Jeremiah to the house of the potter where Jeremiah started to understand God's truths. Jeremiah saw the skill and wisdom of the potter as he formed and fashioned a pot on his turning wheel - and as he fired and baked the pot in the furnace of fire.

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Jeremiah 23:6

Jeremiah 23:6

There is only ONE that is good and that is God. And those that are saved by the blood of the Lamb, are imputed with His righteousness - for we are covered in Christ, our true and living God, for He alone is: 'The LORD Our Righteousness.’

Christians have been made the righteousness of God in Christ by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, and during the Church age there is a remnant of Israel that are being read more...

Jeremiah 29:11

Jeremiah 29:11

Jeremiah warned Israel to stop their idol worship, which had replaced their devotion to God. He demanded the destruction of the pagan gods they hold dear and every false deity in which they trusted. BUT GOD Who is loving and gracious, long-suffering and faithful, pronounced His bitter rod of severe chastening.. due to their apostasy, would also prove to be a blossoming staff of sweet comfort and peace, grace and mercy - love and hope and joy.

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Jeremiah 29:13

Jeremiah 29:13

The promises of God pepper the pages of scripture like crystal droplets of sparkling rain, sprinkling life into a dry and dusty desert. They tumble and glimmer through the Word of God like a myriad of twinkling stars, peeping through the glowering skies of doubt and sorrow - refreshing the soul, giving hope to the faint-hearted and encouragement to the weary in heart.

Though the context of this verse is Israel's captivity and read more...

Jeremiah 30:7

Jeremiah 30:7

A day is coming when the nation of Israel will have to go through a terrible period of the tribulation, that is unparalleled in human history. It will be an awful day of unprecedented distress; slaughter; fear and trembling - and it is called: “ the time of Jacob's trouble'. No other time will be like it - HOWEVER, Israel will be saved out of it. But why? Why does Israel have to go through this terrible time of deep distress?

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Jeremiah 31:3

Jeremiah 31:3

This beautiful passage, which is directed towards the people of Israel, announces in tender language, that God has loved them with an everlasting love. It states that the Lord will certainly fulfil His pledge to re-gather His chosen people, back into their own land. It is a reminder that He drew them to Himself in love and His love for them is everlasting. It has given them confidence that will fulfil the promises He made to their forefather Abraham, and His seed read more...

Jeremiah 31:15

Jeremiah 31:15

Jeremiah’s prophetic ministry lasted for about fifty years. He was called by God to expose the nation’s sin, and to warn them of God’s impending punishment for their gross apostasy, their captivity into Babylon and their inevitable dispersion. But Jeremiah’s warnings of holy discipline went unheeded by the vast majority.

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Jeremiah 31:31

Jeremiah 31:31

Jeremiah was the prophet, who wept when he witnessed the downfall of Jerusalem, and the destruction of the temple. Warnings of apostasy flow through his writings, and he is the one who labelled the great tribulation, 'the Time Jacob's trouble'.

He was also one of many prophets who spoke of Israel's restoration to the land. He prophesied that the captives of his people would be regathered back to their homeland. He spoke of the read more...

Jeremiah 33:3

Jeremiah 33:3

Right in the centre of Jeremiah is a passage which prophesies of peace, prosperity, comfort and hope for the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. National restoration; universal redemption and the spiritual healing of both the northern and  southern kingdoms are the key elements, while echoes of God's judgement on the wicked precede and follow this message of hope for Israel.

Jeremiah spent most of his life warning his people of read more...

Jeremiah 33:15

Jeremiah 33:15

Jeremiah's clarion call to Judah was to repent of their sin and return to the Lord. The kingdom of Israel had been taken into slavery by the Assyrian nation and the kingdom of Judah was following in the footsteps of her apostate 'sister', and much of Jeremiah's ministry was calling the nation to repent of their sin, warning of Judah's inevitable defeat at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar and reporting on the devastating destruction of the holy city and sanctuary, while read more...

Jeremiah 42:3

Jeremiah 42:3

The people of Israel were in a precarious position, with anarchy within the camp and enemies on every side. And so they pleaded with Jeremiah to pray to the Lord on their behalf: "Pray that the LORD your God will tell us the way we should go", was their earnest plea, "and pray that He will tell us the thing that we should do".

Prayer is a direct line into the throne-room of God, and how often, when we face the onslaught of the read more...

Jeremiah 50:6

Jeremiah 50:6

From Abel to Abraham, from Moses to David and from Amos to those men in the fields of Bethlehem, who were keeping watch over their flocks by night, we see God using shepherds, as an illustration of His loving-care, for the needs of His people, Whom He describes as little lambs and wandering sheep - who have been led astray by false, destructive and idol shepherds.

He also uses the lowly shepherd as a beautiful picture of our God read more...