Category Archives: Jeremiah

Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 37)

Beginning with chapter 37 and continuing through chapter 44, we read the account of Jeremiah’s life and ministry during the siege of Jerusalem, the destruction of the city, the ensuing chaos and eventual flight to Egypt by the Jews who … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 36)

In contrast to the Rechabites, who listened and obeyed the words of their forefather Jonadab (chapter 35), this chapter highlights the callous and defiant attitude of king Jehoiakim and some of his officials (not all!) to the word of the … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 35)

Chapter 34 focused attention on the fickle king and people of Jerusalem; chapter 35 introduces the faithful Rechabites.  Where Zedekiah, his officials and people vacillated in keeping their covenant promises, the Rechabites were faithful to their covenant promises.  Where the … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 33)

Chapter 33, which marks the final section of the “Book of Consolation” (30-33), contains a second message from the LORD given to Jeremiah while he was imprisoned in the courtyard (1).  This indicates the message was given in the tenth … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 32)

In the midst of the Book of Consolation, we have the record of a land purchase that Jeremiah made from his cousin Hanamel.  But this is more than a historical tidbit about Jeremiah’s purchase of a plot of land in … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 31)

This chapter is the high-watermark of the “Book of Consolation” (30-33) and the book of Jeremiah. It could be the high point of the entire Old Testament!  It contains an extended description of the joyful re-gathering and resettlement in the … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 30)

Chapters 30-33 are sometimes called “the Book of Consolation,” a unit within the larger book that shines with hope for the Israel’s future. Given the fact that most of Jeremiah’s prophecies are dark and dire, these four chapters are especially bright. The … Continue reading

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