Jeremiah vs. Jesus Christ as Intercessors

I’d like to highlight the differences between Jeremiah as an adequate – even faithful – human intercessor and our Lord Jesus Christ as the perfect intercessor. Jeremiah Jesus Christ Ministered under the Old Covenant Inaugurated and now ministers under the New Covenant People broke it People can’t break it People needed to repent and wouldn’t…

Judah Plots to Slander and Ignore Jeremiah (Jeremiah 18:18)

In Jeremiah 18:18 the people of Judah plot to slander and ignore Jeremiah. 18 ¶ Then said they, Come, and let us devise [devices/plans] against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the [wise/sage], nor the word from the prophet. And the idea there is if Jeremiah is off the scene,…

Message for Judah, Their Response, God’s Response (Jeremiah 18:11-17)

Message for Judah (18:11) The Lord issues a call to repent in Jeremiah 18:11. 11 Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I [frame/am fashioning/am preparing] [evil/calamity/disaster] against you, and devise a [device/plan] against you: [return/oh, turn back] ye now…

Meaning of What Jeremiah Saw (Jeremiah 18:5-10)

Now, of course, God isn’t really concerned that Jeremiah and his hearers go see a pottery demonstration in action. Just like other symbolic actions in this book that Jeremiah’s been exposed to, this pottery demonstration had a message. So, in Jeremiah 18:5-10 the Lord explains to Israel through Jeremiah what he intended by calling attention…

Command to Jeremiah and What He Saw (Jeremiah 18:1-4)

Command to Jeremiah (18:1-2) First comes the command from God to Jeremiah to visit the house of a potter in Jeremiah 18:1-2. Jeremiah 18:1 ¶ The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. Jeremiah’s Observation…