Monthly Archives: July 2018

Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 12)

This chapter opens with a conversation between Jeremiah and the Lord that sounds similar to the initial exchange between Habakkuk and the Lord (Habakkuk 1).  Jeremiah expresses consternation and frustration that God, who is a God of justice, doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 11)

At the heart of the relationship between God and Israel was the covenant(s) He made with them down through the years: Abrahamic (“forefathers”—5), Davidic and Mosaic. In chapter 11, the Lord indicts the nation for their blatant, continual violation of … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 10)

Coming as a strong contrast with the revelation of God’s character (doing and delighting in loyal love, justice and righteousness), chapter 10 opens with an extended admonition (and rebuke) of Israel for revering and following (“learning the ways”—1) of the … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 9)

This chapter contains one of the “greatest hits” passages in the book (22-24).  However, it’s a passage that I’ve not really seen it in the context of chapter 9. The chapter has an internal unity to it, as evidenced by … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 8)

This chapter begins with a paragraph that finishes the thought of the final section of chapter 7 (8:1-3).  The remainder of the chapter has the feel of a lament.  The Lord laments, with great consternation, the bewildering (4-5), continual (5), … Continue reading

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