God commissioned Jeremiah to his ministry in Jeremiah 1:1-16. But to whom did God commission Jeremiah?
In other words, was Jeremiah sent to the nations or to the nation — of Judah, that is? The answer is yes…
Jeremiah 1:4-10: The Nations
The first part of Jeremiah’s commissioning is in Jeremiah 1:4-10. In this passage, God directs Jeremiah to be a prophet to the nations — the non-Jews, the Gentiles.
Jeremiah 1:11-16: The Nation
Then later in Jeremiah 1:11-16 we have Jeremiah’s commissioning to the nation — Judah.
So, to summarize…
- Jeremiah 1:4-10: Jeremiah and the Nations.
- Jeremiah 1:11-16: Jeremiah and Judah.