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…

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…

From Intercession to Accusation (Jeremiah 15)

Since Jeremiah 15 shares a section with the 14th chapter of that same book, a review of Jeremiah 14 is in order here. In Jeremiah 14 we saw Jeremiah three times intercede for his people who were under the condemnation of God for their constant rebellion against him. And though we saw Jeremiah interceding three times, we…

God Declares That Repentance Must Bear Fruit

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).…

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…