What Do a Boiling Pot and a Northern Invasion Have in Common?

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…

What Do an Almond Tree and a Watching God 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.…

How Did God Respond to Jeremiah’s Doubts?

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…

Who Was Jeremiah’s Father?

Jeremiah’s Father, In Brief 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?” Jeremiah’s Father: a Priest Since Jeremiah was a priest who lived in Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin (Jeremiah…

What is the Message of the Book of Jeremiah?

So how would you summarize all of what we’ve considered in the summaries of Jeremiah 1-6, 7-20, 21-26, 27-29, 30-35, and 36-52? In other words, what is the book of Jeremiah really about? Punishment? Is it about punishment? It is. But there’s more to it than that. After all, we see in Jeremiah 36-52 that both Ebed-Melech and Baruch are…