Jeremiah Acted in Faith

Can the Worthless Become Valuable? The Lord says, “As I have brought all this great calamity on this people, so I will give them all the prosperity I have promised them… I will restore them.” Jeremiah 32:42,44 Suppose a relative came to you and said, “Will you help me out by buying some land I own? The land’s under water …

Jeremiah Prophesied a New Covenant

Law Written on Hearts  For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Jeremiah 31:33 ESV Israel failed to keep the covenant …

Jeremiah Delivered Hope

The Righteous Branch God declared, “The days are coming … when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land …. He will be called the LORD our Righteousness.” Jeremiah 23:5-6 The mighty royal line of David had been cut down. Jehoiachin reigned only …

Jeremiah Saw the Nation’s Sins

A Marred Clay Pot “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.” Jeremiah 18:6 The Lord told Jeremiah to go to the potter’s house where he’d receive a message. As Jeremiah watched, he saw the pot was marred. The …

Jeremiah Spoke the Truth

The Ruined Garment  This is what the Lord says …“This evil people, who refuse to hear my words, who stubbornly follow their own heart and have gone after other gods to serve them and worship them, shall be like this waistcloth, which is good for nothing.” Jeremiah 13:9-10 (RSV) If anyone had seen Jeremiah stuff a new linen waistcloth[1] in …

Jeremiah Knew God

Refining Fire Whenever I speak, I cry out proclaiming violence and destruction. So the word of the LORD has brought me insult and reproach all day long. But if I say, “I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I …

Jeremiah Series

Jeremiah’s Gems Many claim Jeremiah 29:11 as a favorite verse: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” But what’s the context? Jeremiah wrote these words from Jerusalem in a letter to the people of Israel who’d been carried …