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…

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…

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…

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…

The Wickedness of the Heart (Jeremiah 17:9-10)

At this point we get to one of the most well-known passages in the book of Jeremiah – Jeremiah 17:9. 9 The [heart/human mind] is deceitful [above/more than] [all/any] things, and [desperately/incurably] [wicked/sick/bad]: who can [know/understand] it? 10 I the LORD search the [heart/mind], I [try/test/examine] the [reins/mind/hearts], even to give every man according to…

Irreversible Generational Sin (Jeremiah 17:1-4)

The Lord exposes Judah’s nearly-irreversible sin in Jeremiah 17:1-4. Hard Hearts Indelibly Etched with Sin (Jeremiah 17:1) Jeremiah 17:1 ¶ The sin of Judah is [written/engraved] with a [pen/stylus/chisel] of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the [table/tablet] of their heart, [i.e., hearts hard as stone] and upon the horns…