Today’s Text: Jeremiah 21:1-14, Jeremiah 22:1-9, Jeremiah 34:1-7, Jeremiah 32:1-44, Jeremiah 33:1-9
Highlights: Today we go back to Jeremiah who is prophesying in Jerusalem. King Zedekiah is very unstable. When the Babylonians surround the city he turns to Jeremiah for guidance. When he doesn’t like Jeremiah’s answer (Judah will fall to Babylon) he leaves him in prison. Part of Jeremiah’s prophesy is that though the city will fall, Zedekiah himself will not be put to death. There are also several promises that after the captivity a remnant will return to Jerusalem and be blessed by God. As a witness to the firmness of this promise Jeremiah is told to invest in Judah’s real estate… it appears to be worthless now, but will someday be inhabited and valuable again.
Chapter 33 speaks of the return from captivity and resettlement of a righteous people in Judah. It says the nations on earth will “hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it” (9).
Do we tend to be more in awed because of the good things God does or the severe judgments of God? Name one good thing God has done for us that should cause us to stand in awe of Him.