Insights on Today's Reading
Jeremiah 26 - God continued to have Jeremiah and His other prophets, too, to keep pressing home the message that if Judah would turn from its evil ways, God would "relent concerning the calamity which I purpose to bring..." verse 3. But if they don't then surely judgment would come. The people threatened Jeremiah with death, verse 8, but the princes of Judah rose up in Jeremiah's defense, verses 10-19. However, another prophet, Urijah, was put to death, verses 20-24.
Jeremiah 27 - God used Jeremiah not only to speak to the Judeans but he also spoke against other nations as well. Jeremiah was to make bonds and yokes, put them on his neck, but also send them to the kings of Edom, Moab, Ammon, Tyre, and Sidon, verses 2-15. He was to tell them to submit to the king of Babylon. Then Jeremiah spoke to the priests not to listen to false prophets that said that the stolen temple items would soon be returned from Babylon. Actually the rest of the vessels still in Jerusalem would also be taken to Babylon, verses 16-22.
Jeremiah 28 - A false prophet, Hananiah, spoke about the yoke of Babylon will be broken in two years, verses 1-4. Jeremiah mockingly said, "Amen! The Lord do so" verses 5,6. But then Jeremiah rebuked Hananiah and he died as a result of his false prophecy, verse 17.
Jeremiah 29 - Jeremiah wrote a letter to all the Jews that had been taken to Babylon. In this letter you will find some of the richest statements in the Old Testament! Note Jeremiah's call for the people to "seek the peace of the city" where they were captive, for "in its peace they would have peace" verse 7. Then Jeremiah spoke of a "future and a hope" that God had planned for the captives, verse 11. Then he spoke the promise in verse 13 that "you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart." Learn from these promises and thank the Lord for His seeking you (Luke 19:10) that you would, in turn, seek Him!
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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