Text: Jeremiah 12:7-17 It is terrible that because of Sin, God is going to forsake His house, the temple, His heritage and hand over His people to their enemies (v.7). This is a sad moment not only for the people, but for God as well, more so, because tradition had it that the defeat of[…]

Text: Jeremiah 12:1-6.It is interesting that Jeremiah first acknowledges God as Righteous. But he is yet to understand the relationship between injustice and prosperity; especially prosperity of those who twist God’s truth and their hearts are far from Him. “….why does the way of the wicked prosper…”? (vv. 1-2,NKJV). Jeremiah enquires of God! God answers[…]

Text: Jeremiah 11:13-23. At this point the Lord revealed to Jeremiah that his life was in danger (v.18); otherwise, he would have been taken captive unawares (v.19). By some strange turn of events, the people who planned to eliminate him were from his home area, Anathoth (v.21). Just like Jesus Christ (Mark 6:4), the people[…]

Text: Jeremiah 11:1-12 It is thought that Jeremiah prophesied this part of the Book either when the Book of Law was found during King Josiah (2 Kings 22: 8-10) or, later at the time of his second son King Jehoiakim, when Israel was unfaithful to the Law. Prophet Jeremiah announces to Judah and Jerusalem inhabitants[…]

Text: Jeremiah 10:13-25 The shepherds have sinned because they have not enquired of the Lord (v. 21). In rejecting the Lord as their shepherd, they therefore will not prosper and their flock will be scattered. For a good shepherd, God will always be his shepherd. Jesus Christ is our good shepherd (John 10:11). Meditate on[…]

Text: Jeremiah 10:1-12 Jeremiah begins by urging the children of God not to behave like pagans who were devoted to astrology, magic and superstition as they worshiped the sun, the moon and the stars. They were not to be dismayed by the signs in the sky (vv. 1-2). That the idols forged by man are[…]

Text: Jeremiah 9:13-26The Lord is telling Judah that she should not boast in wisdom, might and riches but in knowing God (vv. 23-24). It is only through knowing God that Judah and Jerusalem could be saved. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD…. (Psalm 33:12, NKJV). To know the Lord means that you[…]

Text: Jeremiah 8:13-22.As a true prophet, Jeremiah does not rejoice as his prophecies came to pass.Instead, he feels for the people that have refused to repent (vv. 18-19). In fact, he saw seasons in and seasons out yet he did not see the relief of his people (vv. 20-21). The region was known for perfumes[…]

Text: Jeremiah 8:1-12 The Lord promises to expose the bones of the Kings of Judah, the princes, the priests, the prophets and of the inhabitants of Jerusalem because of their idol worship (v. 1). It was a custom in those days that the conquering army would destroy and ransack tombs to get treasures but also[…]

Text: Jeremiah 7:1-15 This Chapter introduces us to Jeremiah’s first temple sermon (v.2); the second one will be in chapter 26. God’s anger is aroused by the sins mentioned in vv.6, 19 and where His temple has become a den of thieves (v.11). The people are relying on the words of false prophets; that God[…]