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…

Meaning of What Jeremiah Saw (Jeremiah 18:5-10)

Now, of course, God isn’t really concerned that Jeremiah and his hearers go see a pottery demonstration in action. Just like other symbolic actions in this book that Jeremiah’s been exposed to, this pottery demonstration had a message. So, in Jeremiah 18:5-10 the Lord explains to Israel through Jeremiah what he intended by calling attention…

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…

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…

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…