The Strong and Swift Enemy of Judah

So, Jeremiah unwisely accuses the Lord of deception. You might expect the Lord to strike him down or at least respond to Jeremiah. Instead, amazingly, God goes right back to warning his people about the coming enemy who will destroy God’s unrepentant people. A Strong Scorching Wind In Jeremiah 4:11-12, the enemy is pictured as a strong scorching…

Judah Didn’t Learn from Israel’s Punishment

In Jeremiah 3:6-10 we see that Judah did not learn from Israel’s sin and subsequent punishment. Israel had been exiled by the Babylonians for a while at the time that Jeremiah was ministering. And the reason that they were exiled was due to their sin. And although Judah should have seen and learned from Israel’s…

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…