Category Archives: Jeremiah

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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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 7)

The heading for this chapter in the NIV Bible read, “False Religion Worthless.”  That’s an apt description for the focus of this section of the book.  The Lord instructs Jeremiah to deliver a sermon at the “gate of the Lord’s … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 6)

Chapter 6 describes the preacher’s (and the Lord’s) dilemma. The Word of the Lord is clear, but the people are unwilling to hear: “Their ears are closed (literally, “uncircumcised”) so they cannot hear” (10, see also 19).   Jeremiah can sense … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 5)

This chapter gives a sad and shocking description of the spiritual state of God’s people in Jeremiah’s time. Verse 1 gives a thesis statement for this chapter: “If you can find but one person who deals honestly and seeks the … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 4)

“For I am bringing disaster from the north, even terrible destruction” (4:6). Chapter 4 is an extended announcement/warning of the coming devastation that will be inflicted by Babylonian armies on the cities and people of Judea (particularly on Jerusalem) as … Continue reading

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