In light of God watching over his words of threatenings to perform them and in light of his promise to bring calamity from the north on his people in the form of a conquering kingdom God tells Jeremiah to arise, speak, and not be terrified in Jeremiah 1:17. God Called Jeremiah to Action The Lord had… Continue reading How Does God End His Commissioning of Jeremiah?
Jeremiah 1:11-12 records the first object lesson that God used to commission Jeremiah to go to his own people with his message of judgement. The second object lesson that God gave to Jeremiah has to do with a boiling pot and a northern invasion in Jeremiah 1:13-16. Here in this object lesson — just like in… Continue reading What Do a Boiling Pot and a Northern Invasion Have in Common?
In Jeremiah 1:4-10 we saw Jeremiah’s commissioning to the nations. But God’s not done with his commissioning of Jeremiah at that point. Because Jeremiah 1:11-16 seems to focus on Jeremiah’s ministry to his own people – the Jews. Jeremiah Commissioned to Judah God commissions Jeremiah to the people of Judah in the form of two object lessons.… Continue reading What Do an Almond Tree and a Watching God Have In Common?
Jeremiah 1:7-10 relates God’s response to Jeremiah’s doubts regarding his call to be a prophet to the nations. It’s a threefold response. First, God assure Jeremiah that he will tell the prophet where to go and what to say. Second, God promises to deliver Jeremiah from all danger. And third, God reminds Jeremiah that he’s… Continue reading How Did God Respond to Jeremiah’s Doubts?
In Jeremiah 1:6 we see how Jeremiah responds to God’s call to be a prophet to the nations. I would label his response as age-based doubt. We Can Sympathize With Jeremiah’s Doubts Now, again if Jeremiah is about thirteen to sixteen years old – which I argue is likely the case – then this protest… Continue reading How Did Jeremiah Respond to God’s Call?
Jeremiah 1:2 says that God’s word started coming to Jeremiah — A.K.A. he began his ministry — in the thirteenth year of King Josiah’s reign. The Start of Jeremiah’s Ministry The thirteenth year of Josiah was 627 BC. Josiah’s reign started in about 641 BC. The Start of Jeremiah’s Life Some say that the year when… Continue reading When Did Jeremiah Begin His Ministry?
The answer to the question “was Jeremiah a prophet or a priest” is yes! Jeremiah was both a prophet and a priest. Jeremiah was a Prophet We tend to think of Jeremiah more for his prophecies – and we should. We know of Jeremiah primarily through his book of prophecies in the Old Testament. But even… Continue reading Was Jeremiah a Prophet or a Priest?
As Jeremiah 1:1 and Jeremiah 29:27 state, Jeremiah was born in the city of Anathoth. But how much do you know about that place? Let’s consider a few facts about Anathoth that might just surprise you. Anathoth’s Location Anathoth was a city in the territory of Benjamin. Anathoth’s Ownership Anathoth was a city originally given over… Continue reading Where Was Jeremiah Born?
There’s a short answer to this question. The father of the prophet Jeremiah was a man named Hilkiah (Jeremiah 1:1).
But there’s a more involved answer to the question, “Who was Jeremiah’s father?”