Week Forty-Six


  • 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.


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).