Jeremiah’s Lament Psalm (Jeremiah 17:12-18)

In Jeremiah 17:12-18 we hear from Jeremiah himself. Praising God’s Character (Jeremiah 17:12) He starts by praising the Lord in Jeremiah 17:12. 12 A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary. Well, what is this “place of our sanctuary” that Jeremiah speaks of? He identifies it in Jeremiah 17:13. 13…

God Promises Israel Blessings for Repentance

We’ve seen that God compared Israel’s sin to Judah’s in Jeremiah 3. Based on that comparison God was moved to offer forgiveness to Israel if they repented. And if Israel were to repent, God promises blessings for them in Jeremiah 3:14-18, which is what we’ll study in this post. Restoration to the Land The first…

An Introduction to Jeremiah 3:6 to 4:2

Jeremiah 3:6-4:2 is a sub-section of a broader section which spans from Jeremiah 3:6-6:30. As I mentioned elsewhere I think we can summarize this unit of text in the book of Jeremiah as Future Restoration, Current Punishment. That’s what we’re reading about in Jeremiah 3:6-6:30. Jeremiah 3:6 – 6:30 Is One Major Unit Jeremiah 6:30 is the end of…

Reasons to Study the Book of Jeremiah

Why should we as New Testament Christians study the Old Testament book of the Jewish prophet Jeremiah? I have several reasons. Jeremiah is Scripture The normal answer of 2 Timothy 3:16 applies here, of course. The book of Jeremiah is part of the all Scripture which is inspired or breathed-out by God. And because of that, it’s profitable…