Week Forty-Six

 THE PROPHECY OF GOD THROUGH JEREMIAH 

  • Jeremiah was the son of a Jewish priest. His work as a prophet began in the reign of Josiah, king of Judah, and lasted 40 years until the captivity in Babylon.
  • He did not want to be a prophet (Jeremiah 1:6). But God put His word into his mouth (verse 9) so that he prophesied about Israel and all the nations round about (verse 10).
  • He had much to say about the forthcoming sufferings of God's people, both in the Book of Jeremiah and in his Lamentations which follow.
  • Like all God's prophets he himself suffered (chapter 38) and he foretold the coming of the suffering Messiah who would redeem the 'remnant' of Israel and establish God's Kingdom.

  DAILY READINGS & NOTES – WEEK FORTY-SIX 

Day 1: Jeremiah 1 God told Jeremiah what he must say (verse 9). There would be punishment for Judah's sins (verse 16). It would come from the North (Babylonian invasion) (verse 14 and 4:6, 6:1).
Day 2: Jeremiah 17 Judah's only hope is in God (verses 13-14) and so is ours (verses 7-8). See Psalm 1:3 and Revelation 22:1-2.
Day 3: Jeremiah 30 The preservation and restoration of Israel foretold (verses 10,11,24). This has begun this century, particularly since the second world war.
Day 4: Jeremiah 31 Israel as a nation will eventually have a new heart (verses 31-34). See Hebrews 8:7-13. She will finally acknowledge Christ as her king.
Day 5: Jeremiah 33 God's Promise (Genesis 8:22) to preserve the earth is a guarantee of His promise to Israel (verse 19-26).
Day 6: Jeremiah 36 Jehoiakim vainly tried to destroy God's Word (verse 23) but another scroll was written (verse 32) and God's Word came true.
Day 7: Jeremiah 38 Jeremiah's own experience )verse 6) pointed forward to those of Jesus who was put in 'the pit' (the grave).