Jeremiah 19 Commentary: We’re in the second lesson in a section that consists of Jeremiah 18, 19, and 20. Jeremiah 18 was about a potter. That chapter described how God was like a potter and that Israel was like the clay in his hands. He could destroy the clay or build it up as he wished.… Continue reading Jeremiah 19 Commentary
God gives Israel (and the over-hearing residents of Judah) a model of repentance in Jeremiah 3:19-25. So now God follows that up by emphasizing that any repentance that hopes to result in God’s blessings must bear fruit in the lives of those who exercise it. Sincerity of Repentance Probed God first probes the sincerity of repentance (Jeremiah 4:1).… Continue reading Jeremiah 4 Summary
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?