Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 25)

When he was first called to prophetic ministry, Jeremiah was appointed “over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant” (1:10).  Over the first twenty-three years of his ministry. Jeremiah had…

Tuesday with Jeremiah (Chapter 24)

Verse 1 sets the historical back story for this short chapter:  this vision and message are given to Jeremiah after Jehoiachin (Jeconiah), court officials (like Daniel and his three Hebrew friends), and craftsmen/artisans are captured and exiled to Babylon.  Jehoiachin’s…

Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 23)

This chapter follows thematically the previous two: after denouncing the final four kings of David’s line (see chapter 22), Jeremiah speaks of a coming Davidic King who will be a “righteous Branch” (5), called by the name “The Lord Our Righteousness”…

Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapters 21-22)

Chapters 21-22 contain God’s message about and to five kings of Judah:  Zedekiah, the final king before the fall of Jerusalem, is addressed in chapter 21. Chapter 22 is a flash back, containing a prophetic word about the four previous kings: …

Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 20)

Jeremiah’s shattering prophecies in chapter 19 would provides the context for his punishment and prayer in chapter 20.  The chief officer (a top official under the high priest), Pashhur son of Immer, hears Jeremiah’s dire pronouncement in the temple courts…