Category Archives: Jeremiah

Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 18)

Chapter 18 contains the well-known message from the potter’s house about God’s sovereign power to shatter or spare nations (1-10).  Following this message of warning and hope, we see Israel’s tragic, fatalistic and disobedient response (11-12).  The Lord reacts to … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 17)

John Piper writes that sin is what we do when we are not satisfied with God.  Jeremiah writes that sin is also what we do when we are not confident in God. This chapter contrasts a person who is “trusting … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 16)

Being the Lord’s servant is a calling that impacts life in very personal ways.  In this chapter we see how this was true for Jeremiah.  In the opening verses of chapter 16, God commands Jeremiah “not to marry and have … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 15)

This chapter is emotionally disturbing and gripping and strangely encouraging.  It has two dominant messages:  1) God’s promise to actively ensure the devastation of His own people for their sins and the sins of Manasseh; 2) God’s promise to protect … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 14)

“For the sake of your name.”  That phrase, repeated twice in chapter 14 (7, 21) forms the basis of Jeremiah’s desperate prayer in a desperate time of Judah’s history. The opening verses reveal a distressing situation:  a draught has devastated … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 13)

Pride goes before destruction–that’s the clear message that comes out in Jeremiah 13. In this chapter, God says He will punish the “pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem” (9).  Jeremiah warns the people of Israel, “Hear and … Continue reading

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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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